Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Tobias Lear, [31 August 1791]

To Tobias Lear

[Philadelphia, August 31, 1791]

Dr. Sir

The only person definitively concluded upon by the President, is Philip Thomas, as Inspector of the revenue for Survey No. 2, in the District of Maryland, comprehending the counties of Alleghany, Washington, Frederick, & Montgomery.

It is his intention also to appoint Mr. Morris,1 the now 3d. mate of the Cutter at N.Y., to the Office of first mate, Mr. Boudenot2 having written me a letter of resignation;3 but, as he has not yet sent in his commission, the execution is suspended.

Mr. Carrington4 wishes that a duplicate commission for Colo. Marshall5 of Kentuckey may be forwarded through him, for fear of accident. I did not mention this to the President, but I believe it will be right to do it. Will you take the President’s directon?

Yours wth great regard

A. Hamilton

Be so good as to deliver the papers herewith to the President.

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Richard Valentine Morris.

2Elias Boudinot.

3Letter not found.

4Edward Carrington, supervisor of the revenue for Virginia.

5Thomas Marshall, inspector of Survey No. 7, Kentucky.

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