To John Addison and Peter Van Gaasbeck
Philadelphia June 15. 1793
I received two or three days since your letter of the 30th. of May.1
The Intention of Mr. Tappen2 to resign is not yet known to the Assistant of the Post Master General,3 who in his absence4 represents him. But you may depend, that when the event you mention shall happen, I shall take care to bring under the consideration of the Post Master General the Gentleman whom you recommend and in a manner corresponding with the decided terms in which you speak of his pretensions. With sentiments of great consideration and esteem I am
Gentlemen Your obedient servt
|Peter Van Gaasbeck||Esquires|
ALS, Museum of the City of New York.
1. Letter not found.
2. Christopher Tappen was postmaster at Kingston.
3. Charles Burrall.
4. Timothy Pickering, the Postmaster General, had been appointed one of the three commissioners to negotiate with the western Indians and was at this time on his way to the proposed meeting place at Sandusky.