Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jonathan Elmer, 6 August 1790

From Jonathan Elmer1

New York, August 6, 1790. Recommends appointment of John Conway2 as the captain of a revenue cutter.3

Copy, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Elmer, surrogate of Cumberland County, New Jersey, had been a member of the United States Senate from 1789 to 1791.

2Conway was a former sheriff in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

3Similar letters of recommendation of Conway were sent to H on August 16, 1790, by Lambert Cadwalader and Thomas Sinnickson, William Paterson, and James Schureman. All are copies, and all are located in the George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

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