Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John Lynch, 16 August 1793

From John Lynch1

Philadelphia, August 16, 1793. Asks to be appointed surveyor of the Port of Baltimore to succeed Robert Ballard, “As that Gentleman has deceased.”

ALS, RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters, 1790–1799, National Archives.

1Lynch, a resident of Maryland, had served as a major in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

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