Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Washington, 11 September 1793

From George Washington

Elkton 11 Septr. 1793.


I will thank you to have made out and forwarded to me a Commission for the Collector of Annapolis, in place of ——— Davidson,1 leaving the name of the person blank to be filled up by me.

You will please to have the U: States seal affixed thereto, and countersigned by you, so that it may be sent directly from me to the person who shall be appointed. With much esteem, I am, Sir, Your mo: hble Servt.

Go: Washington

RC (DLC); in the hand of Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., signed by Washington; internal address at foot of text clipped; endorsed by TJ as received 12 Sep. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Dft (DNA: RG 59, MLR); entirely in Dandridge’s hand and endorsed by him. FC (Lb in same, SDC). Recorded in SJPL.

On 23 Nov. 1793 Washington filled up the blank with the name of Robert Denny, who declined. The post was then given to John Randall (Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 257; JEP description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States … to the Termination of the Nineteenth Congress, Washington, D.C., 1828 description ends , i, 43–4).

1Clause interlined in Dft.

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