From George Washington
Mount Vernon Octr. 6th. 1790.
I have received your letter of the 29th. ulto: The papers concerning Capt. Lyde,1 put into your hands by the Vice President, which you say were enclosed to me, have not been transmitted—but from the recommendations in favor of Captain Williams,2 I think him entitled to a preference.
Not being possessed of any commissions, I have to request (unless your farther enquiry should point to more proper characters) that you will signify to the undermentioned persons my intention to appoint them to command the revenue Cutters on the stations opposite their respective names, and that you will furnish them with the necessary instructions for proceeding to superintend the building and equipment of their several Vessels.
|Hopley Yeaton—||New Hampshire|
|John Foster Williams—||Massachusetts|
|Patrick Dennis—||New York|
|William Hall—||south Carolina|
I am, Sir, Yr. most Obed. Servant