|Sir||Feby 22. 1797.|
I beg leave to inform you, that Major Allen McLane whose merit and fidelity as a military officer are so well known, & who is now marshal of Delaware State, an office of more burden than profit, is desirous of succeeding Mr Stockton in the loan office, in case the latter should be appointed Collector at Wilmington. Major McLane understands that his name is on the list of candidates for the Collectors Office: but he frankly owns Mr Stockton’s superior fitness.
I intended to have waited on you to mention it: but have not been able to leave my office. I am most respectfully sir your obt servt
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.