From Tobias Lear
United States 12th. Feby. 1792.
By the Presidents command T. Lear has the honor to transmit to the Secretary of the Treasury a letter from Mr. Baldwin1 mentioning the death of Mr. Collins the Collector of Sunbury in Georgia,2 and recommending a Mr. Francis Coddington3 to fill his place.
The President wishes the Secretary to make such enquiry into the matter as may be proper, previous to the filling said office.
S. P. U. S.
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Abraham Baldwin, member of the House of Representatives from Georgia.
2. Cornelius Collins.
3. John Lawson, not Francis Coddington, was appointed to the post.