George Washington Papers

Tobias Lear to Alexander Hamilton, 12 February 1792

Tobias Lear to Alexander Hamilton

Philadelphia, 12 Feb. 1792. Transmits the president’s command that the secretary of the treasury make inquiries about a letter from Congressman Abraham Baldwin of Georgia (not found) mentioning the death of Cornelius Collins, collector at Sunbury, and recommending Francis Coddington for the vacancy.1


1GW appointed John Lawson, not Francis Coddington, as collector for Sunbury, Ga., in place of Cornelius Collins (see GW to the U.S. Senate, 6 Mar. 1792).

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