Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, March 1792

To George Washington

[Philadelphia, March, 1792.] Sends list of names of persons recommended for positions of director of the Mint and treasurer of the Mint.1

AD, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1On verso H wrote: “Names which have occurred as for Director or Treasurer.” There are forty names in this list arranged by states.

On April 13, 1792, Washington nominated David Rittenhouse of Pennsylvania to be director of the Mint, and on May 3, 1792, he nominated Tristram Dalton of Massachusetts to be treasurer of the Mint. The names of both men are on H’s list.

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