Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Samuel Osgood, 28 November 1789

From Samuel Osgood1

New York, November 28, 1789. Acknowledges Hamilton’s letter of November 16, 1789.2 Sends a detailed report on the present condition of the Post Office Department with suggestions for improving its efficiency and increasing postal revenue.3

LC, RG 28, Records of the Postmaster General, Letter Books, 1789–1794, National Archives.

1Osgood was appointed Postmaster General on September 26, 1789.

2Letter not found.

3An expanded version of this letter was sent to H in January, 1790 (see Osgood to H, January 20, 1790).

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