From Daniel Hopkins
Philadelphia (Auditors Office)
Februa. 1st 1791
As the collection of the Excise duties, about to be imposed by Congress, will probably riquire a number of appointments; I humbly beg leave to offer myself as a candidate for the district of Hartford in the State of Connecticut; which is the place of my established residence.
Should your Excellency think fit to notice this request, my character will be given by the Honble Members of the Senate and House of Representatives from Connecticut, (some of which have encouraged me to make this application) or by the Auditor of the Treasury. I am sir, with the greatest respect, your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble servant
Daniel Hopkins has not been identified. An “M. Hopkins,” perhaps the same, was mentioned to Tobias Lear as a worthy candidate for a position in the excise service by Connecticut congressman Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. (Tobias Lear, Notes on a Conversation with Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., 18 Feb. 1791, DLC:GW). Trumbull also mentioned Ralph Pumroy, Christopher Leffingwell, S. M. Richards, and Ezekiel Williams as suitable candidates (DLC:GW).