Letter to Alexander Hamilton from A. Williams, 1 June 1835
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Letter to Alexander Hamilton, Postmaster, Queenston, from A. Williams, Guelph. The letter concerns the administration of the Guelph post office. He states that the previous letter was received, and he would have greater pleasure in answering if it were in his power to accomplish the object of the letter. He states that the present postmaster of Guelph is Mrs. Hume, who came to the post after the death of her husband. Before his death, Mr. Hume was deputy postmaster to his brother-in-law Mr. Husband, who is now at Goderich and has left Guelph altogether. He was also administrator to Mr. Hume’s estate, and as such was bound to pay up any arrears for postage which were contracted in the execution of his duty. He thanks Hamilton for his kind remarks and interest in his future movements, but states that unless anything advantageous is offered, he would have to decline another move, June 1, 1835. There is some cross-writing (cross-hatching) on the first page of the letter. Postmarked Guelph 1 June 35 (postmark mostly illegible, date handwritten).