From Sharp Delany, William Macpherson,
and Walter Stewart1
Philadelphia, January 12, 1795. “Among that Class of your Fellow Citizens, who truly lament your intended Resignation,2 We also as Officers of The Revenue of this District, beg leave to assure you, We feel it in the most sensible Degree. And if the warmest heartfelt Sentimen⟨ts⟩ of your Conduct, as a Statesman and in your Official Duties, can be pleasing or Usefull to your Feelings, We in the most explicit sense now offer them….”
LS, in Sharp Delany’s handwriting, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Delany was collector of customs for the port of Philadelphia; Macpherson, formerly surveyor and then inspector of the revenue for the port of Philadelphia, was naval officer for the District of Philadelphia; and Stewart was surveyor for the District of Philadelphia and inspector of the revenue for the port of Philadelphia.