MVB, Daniel D. Tompkins, and Rufus King to Return J[onathan] Meigs Jr., 4 January 1822
Jany 4th 1822
Having been informed by your note of this morning that the present deputy post master at Albany is to be removed, we have to request that the appointment of his successor may be delayed long enough to enable the Citizens of that place to express their wishes on the Subject. We do this in consideration of the importance of the appointment and under a conviction that they are not apprized that a new appointment is at this time to be made. Should you think proper to comply with our request we propose two weeks as the requisite time & in that event you will please to inform us whether the consideration of the question is still with the President, in order that the Citizens of Albany may be informed to whom their communications may be addressed.
We request the favour of your answer in time to enable us to make the requisite communication by the next mail.
Yours very respectfully,
Daniel D. Tompkins