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From Alexander Hamilton to Tobias Lear, [24 February 1792]

To Tobias Lear

[Philadelphia, February 24, 1792]

Dr. Sir,

The President is right.1 The person intended is Joseph McDowell the younger; and a more precise designation would be by adding, “of Pleasant Garden.” But I imagine it will be well to defer the matter ’till the general nomination of the Officers of Inspection is made to the Senate, & to include this case.2

Yrs. &c

A: Hamilton

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

2On March 6, 1792, the President recommended to the Senate that “Joseph M’Dowell, the younger, of Pleasant Garden” be appointed as inspector of Survey No. 5 for North Carolina. Two days later the Senate confirmed the appointment (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828). description ends , 102, 111).

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