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To Alexander Hamilton from Timothy Pickering, 28 March 1794

From Timothy Pickering

General Post Office, March 28, 1794. “I have reviewed my calculations respecting Ichabod Grumman’s claim for an allowance1 on Account of the loss he sustained in carrying the mail between Philadelphia and New York, by reason of the fatal sickness in the former city,2 during the last Autumn; and seeing no cause for alteration in the statement, I now request your approbation, in writing, as you proposed.… John Inskeep, in behalf of himself & Gabriel Peterson Vanhorne the Contractors for Carrying the mail between Philadelphia and Baltimore, has presented a claim for £120. 19. 3 as an indemnification for their extra expences in carrying that mail during the same sickness.… Your Opinion thereon is requested.…”

LC, RG 28, Letter Books, 1784–1794, National Archives.

2This is a reference to the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia in the fall of 1793. See George Washington to H, September 6, 1793.

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