From Samuel Hanson (of Samuel)
Alexandria [Va.], Octr 22d 1793
Finding that the Emoluments of my Office (about 400 Dollars per annum) are, with the utmost Economy, entirely inadequate to the support of my family, I am constrained to quit Alexandria; and mean to give in my resignation the 15th next month.1
I thought it necessary to inform you of my intention, in order that my Successor may be appointed against that day.
Mr James McRea means to become a Candidate for the place.2 In favour of that Gentleman, I take the liberty of adding my public testimony to the recommendations from many others which he will have the honour to lay before you. with perfect respect and Esteem, I am Sir your most obedient Servant
S. Hanson of Saml
ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters.
1. Hanson was surveyor for the port of Alexandria.