To the Supervisors of the Excise
Philadelphia March 4. 1791.
The President of the United States desiring to avail the public of your services as Supervisor for the District of I have now the honor of enclosing you the Commission, and of expressing to you the sentiments of perfect esteem with which I am Sir &c.
FC (DNA: RG 59, PCC No. 120); at head of text: “(Circular).” Not recorded in SJL or SJPL. A form of the enclosed commission with a list of the supervisors and their districts attached is in DLC: Washington Papers, with a note by Remsen, who drew the form and the list, that commissions were issued 4 Mch. 1791 to the following: Joshua Wentworth for New Hampshire; Nathaniel Gorham for Massachusetts; John S. Dexter for Rhode Island; John Chester for Connecticut; Noah Smith for Vermont; William S. Smith for New York; Aaron Dunham for New Jersey; George Clymer for Pennsylvania; Henry Latimer for Delaware; George Gale for Maryland; Edward Carrington for Virginia; William Polk for North Carolina; Daniel Stevens for South Carolina; and John Mathews for Georgia (Tr also in DNA: ML/179). These nominations were presented at the convened session of the Senate on 4 Mch. 1791 and were confirmed the same day (JEP, description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States … to the Termination of the Nineteenth Congress, Washington, 1828 description ends i, 80–2).