George Taylor, Jr., to Tobias Lear
[Philadelphia] Monday Morning 19. Aug. 1793
G. Taylor Junr presents his respectful Compliments to Mr Lear, and has the honor to send him herewith enclosed, agreeably to his note of the 13th instant to the Secretary of State, the Report of the Commissioners for settling the accounts between the U.S. and the individual States, together with the letter accompanying the same from them to the President.1 They had been placed in the Hands of one of the Gentlemen of the office to copy previous to G: Taylor’s late departure for New York, and Mr Blackwell not knowing this circumstance, could not find them.2
The Note from Mr Hamilton’s office, concerning Tanner’s Commission—has been called for. It was not received with the Commission made out in his name. Perhaps Mr Lear can lay his hand on it, and will be so good as to send it.3
AL, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: RG, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State.
1. Lear’s letter to Thomas Jefferson of 13 Aug. 1793 has not been found. After receiving the final report from the Commissioners for Settling the Accounts Between the United States and the Individual States of 29 June 1793, GW sent it on 15 July to the State Department, where it was “to be lodged” and copies made for submission to Congress (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 198). The accompanying letter was addressed to Jefferson and not GW (see source note, Commissioners to GW, 29 June 1793).
3. Hamilton recommended the appointment of John Tanner as first mate on the U.S. revenue cutter Vigilant in a letter to GW of 20 July 1793. On 23 July, GW sent Jefferson directions to prepare a commission for Turner, and he signed the completed commission the following day (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 205–6).