Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, 4 March 1792

To George Washington

Treasury Department
March 4th. 1792

The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to inclose the List of appointments of Inspectors of the Revenue, which took place during the recess of the Senate, as well for ports as Surveys.1 The President will recollect that the Joseph McDowell who was truly contemplated is “the younger” of Pleasant Garden, though described in the Commission & in the List as “the Elder.2

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1This list consists of the names of the inspectors of surveys and the inspectors of ports which Washington submitted to the Senate for confirmation on March 6, 1792. This list is printed in Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828). description ends , 102–05.

2See H to Tobias Lear, February 17, 24, 1792.

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