To George Washington
[Philadelphia, January 30, 1795]
Mr Hamilton respectfully informs The President that he will be obliged to keep back ’till Monday1 his Letter of resignation in order before he sends it to complete the signature of a number of Letters & papers which are in preparation. But it will reach the President in time to admit of a nomination on that day of a successor, if the President thinks fit.
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Monday was January 31, 1795.