To George Washington
[Philadelphia, July 20, 1793]
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to enclose to the President of the United States a Commission which has been returned by John Finley second mate of the Cutter Vigilant, he having resigned that office.
John Tanner of New York is recommended by Capt: Dennis1 to the office of first Mate in the said Cutter.2 His recommendations from several merchants & others, which appear to be stronger than usual, are here with submitted to the consideration of the President.
July 20. 1793.
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Patrick Dennis was master of the New York revenue cutter Vigilant.