Philadelphia Feby 27th 1797
I have the pleasure to inform you are Appointed with the Advice of the Senate of the United States Collector of the Customs for the District of Delaware.
I have Selected you from a Conviction that you will fill the Important Office with Honour to yourself and Advantage to your Country. And Sincerely wish you may find it your Intrest to Abandon your Other pursuites for the Support of your familly,
Wilmington will be your place of Residence Setled by Law. which I apprehend you will find a more healthy Situation than you have resided Since the peace. I am your Most Obt Sert
NHi: Allan McLane Papers.