From William Cushing1
the 30th August 1793
I received your favor2 relative to the accomodation of public officers in the receit of their salaries, & Should have returned an answer with a power accordingly before now, but that I waited for a convenient opportunity to get it acknowledged, which I had not in the Country where I resided, & that I had before taken methods for getting my Salary to the last of June. As to the mode of payment, I should like if it might be, to receive a check or draft upon the branch bank at Boston, or upon the Collector there,3 except when I should happen to be at Phila. at the time or soon after a quarter’s salary should become due, in which case it would be convenient to receive it there, especially if I should then be about to take a circuit distant from Boston. I have inclosed the power with Several of my Signatures as directed & shall do myself the pleasure to call upon you in a day or two on a circuit to Georgia, which I am now upon wishing for a word of information further upon the Subject. I have the honor to be with great Esteem, Sir your
Most Obedt. Servant
ADfS, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.
1. Cushing was a resident of Massachusetts and an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.
3. Benjamin Lincoln was collector of customs at Boston.