Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington, [30 June 1794]

From George Washington

[Mount Vernon, June 30, 1794]


Your Letter of the 24 instant, covering the resignation of the Collector of Hampton, and a letter from Colo. Carrington recommending a successor to that office, came to hand by the last Post.

As Govr. Lee1 is (I believe) yet in Alexandria, I will suspend my choice in hopes of deriving some aid from his information on this head; as he has lately been a good deal in the neighbourhood of Hampton. I do it too, because I expect to commence my journey for Philadelphia on Thursday next, & because I hope no inconvenience in the interim will result from the delay.

Further communications from your department may be suspended until my return to Philada, especially as I am not determined as to my rout—wishing to travel the smoothest road.

You have said nothing respecting a Successor to the Collector of York.2 This matter, in order that equal justice may be measured to all, is necessary.

Go. Washington

LC. George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Henry Lee, governor of Virginia.

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