From William Jackson
Wilmington [North Carolina] April 25, 1791. States that the President1 thinks that Joseph McDowell, Sr., “is perhaps, in all regards, the most proper person to be appointed Inspector of the survey No. 5” in North Carolina and that Captain William Cooke should be appointed captain of the revenue cutter at Wilmington.
ALS, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California; LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Jackson was with George Washington on a tour of the southern states.