I am to acknowledge your favors of the 9th & 19th inst. The former inclosed a letter from Governor Martin, covering the resolution of your State upon the settlement of accounts. I very early had the honor of nominating for that purpose Mr. Montgomery of the State of Delaware. This Gentleman was held so long in suspence that when at length (after many months,) the approbation of the State arrived he had formed other engagements. At present I cannot meet with a proper character but am earnestly desirous of it, as the closing those old accounts appears to me, to be a measure of very great utility. I should prefer nominating a person from Virginia or South Carolina for your State and should be very happy to have a Commissioner well recommended from either.
At the same time I must observe that the Resolutions of which you do me the honor to transmit a Copy do not perfectly square with the acts of Congress.