Philadelphia Apl. 13th 1797—
I have this day been obliged to take a serious and painful measure in the removal of the Collector of Newyork, and I wish you to give me your opinion concerning a Successor—The office is important and lucrative, Walker has been named to me, What think you of him?
I must and will have a good Federalist, one who will not prostitute his office, to a Foreign faction, or a domestic one,
I am &ca