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Letter to Katherine Goddard, January 6, 1790

TRANSCRIPT GLC 1747
George Washington. Letter signed: New York, to Katherine Goddard, 1790 January 6. 1 p.

New York January 6th.1790

Madam,

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 may direct.


I am, Madam.
Your Most Obedt. Servt.
Go: Washington
Miss C. Goddard.


Notes: Published in Fitzpatrick, John C. The Writings of George Washington. v. 30: 490.