Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, 18 September 1790

To George Washington

Treasury Department
Septr. 18th. 1790.


I have the honor respectfully to inform you that on the 15th. inst: your Commission to William Winn1 as Surveyor of the port of Winton in N. Carolina was brought to my Office by a gentleman from that State. Conceiving it an irregular mode of procedure in a case of that nature, I have written to Mr. Winn a letter2 of which the enclosed is a copy. In the mean time I have deemed it my duty to lay the circumstances before you.

I have the honor to be, with perfect respect, sir,   Yr. most Obedient & most hume. servt.

Alexander Hamilton

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1William Wynne.

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