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First Treasurer of U.S. Mint

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Tristram Dalton, Esq.


December 16, 1791

The President of the United States


            Having twice already intruded upon your important time, I feel a great reluctance in addressing you, Sir, again on my own account.

            A Bill for establishing a Mint being before the Honorable Senate, in which an Office of Director is designated, I am induced to propose myself a candidate therefor, when the Bill shall have become a Law, and I beg leave to add, that, if it should be convenient with your arrangements the appointment to that Place would be very agreeable to me – and accepted with gratitude.

            In every Event, I am, with all possible respect,

            Your most obedient and humble servant. 

            Tristram Dalton

The previous February, Dalton asked to be appointed Post Master General, but did not get the position. Dalton was appointed Treasurer of the U. S. Mint May 4, 1792 and remained until he resigned on April 23, 1794. 

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[Now I know from whom I picked up that phrase, "your most obedient and humble servant." Great piece!]

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