George Washington Papers

Tobias Lear to Alexander Hamilton, 18 December 1789

Tobias Lear to Alexander Hamilton

United States Decr 18th 1789.


I am directed by the President of the United States to send you the enclosed letter from General Hazen dated Decr 16th—and likewise a memorial from the same person of the 12th inst: together with the Copy of a letter written by the Presidents command in answer to the enclosed Memorial.1 I have the honor to be with perfect consideration Sir Your most Obedt Servt

Tobias Lear.
Secy to the President U.S.


1None of these documents has been found. Since Moses Hazen was in the process of presenting a claim on behalf of himself and Andrew Lee for Revolutionary War services, the memorial may have concerned this matter. See DHFC description begins Linda Grant De Pauw et al., eds. Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America, March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791. 20 vols. to date. Baltimore, 1972–. description ends , 3:346, 349.

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