TRANSCRIPT GLC 1747
George Washington. Letter signed: New York, to Katherine Goddard,
1790 January 6. 1 p.
New York January 6th.1790
In reply to your memorial of the 10th of December, which
has been received, I can only observe, that I have uniformly
avoided interfering with any appointments which do not require
my official agency: and the Resolutions and Ordinances establishing
the Post Office under the former Congress, and which have
been recognized by the present Government, giving power to
the Post-Master General to appoint his own Deputies, and making
him accountable for their conduct, is an insuperable objection
to my taking any part in this matter.
I have directed your Memorial to be laid before the Post-Master
General who will take such measures thereon as his Judgment
I am, Madam.
Your Most Obedt. Servt.
Miss C. Goddard.
Notes: Published in Fitzpatrick, John C. The Writings of George
Washington. v. 30: 490.