George Washington Papers

David Rittenhouse to Tobias Lear, 27 December 1792

David Rittenhouse to Tobias Lear

[Philadelphia] Thursday Decemr 27th 1792


We have begun to Assay some of the European Coins, and shall proceed tomorrow, at the Mint, if it will be convenient for the President to attend about 12 oClock.1 Should any accident happen before that time to occasion delay, I will give you notice. I am, Sir, your most obedient humble Servant

Davd Rittenhouse

ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters.

1For the resolution directing GW to have the gold and silver coins of France, England, Spain, and Portugal assayed, see the U.S. House of Representatives to GW, 29 Nov., and note 1. Director of the Mint David Rittenhouse submitted the assay report to Thomas Jefferson on 7 Jan. 1793, and Jefferson, under whose jurisdiction the Mint lay, sent it to the House the next day (see Jefferson to GW, 8 Jan. 1793, and note 1).

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