Alexander Hamilton Papers

George Washington to John Kean, 10 November 1791

George Washington to John Kean1

Philadelphia, November 10, 1791. Approves of Kean’s decision to remain in the service of the Federal Government in spite of his appointment as cashier of the Bank of the United States. Thinks it will be advisable for him to remain a commissioner until the commission expires in July, 1792.

Df, in writing of H, RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters, 1790–1799, National Archives.

1Kean had been appointed in August, 1789, as one of the commissioners for settling the United States accounts with the individual states. He was reappointed in August, 1790. On October 25, 1791, he was appointed cashier of the Bank of the United States.

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