To Benjamin Lincoln
Treasury Department, August 19, 1794. “A temporary absence from the seat of Government1 added to a great pressure of public Business since my return has prevented me from replying sooner to your favor of the 8th July last.2 As it was not in my power to do anything in the case stated by you untill it came properly before me—I have in consequence of an application from the parties themselves, pointed out to them the only mode that can be pursued under similar circumstances.”
Copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives.
2. Letter not found.