George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Isaac Huger, 6 July 1789

From Isaac Huger

Charleston So. Carolina July 6th 1789


The Attention shewn by your Excellency to the officers who served in the Continental Army—the lat war, enduces me to introduce to your Notice the bearer Captain William Tate who was an Officer in the So. Carolina line in the Regiment of Artillery where he served, with great Satisfaction to all the Officers who had the pleasure of his Acquaintance. I flatter myself Sir When you are informed the plan Capt. Tate has in view you will Pardon the Liberty I have Taken.1 I am with respect Sir your most obt & Humle Sert

Isaac Huger
late Br Genl in the
Army of the United States

ALS, DNA:PCC, item 78.

Isaac Huger (1743–1797), a Charleston, S.C., planter, served as a colonel (1776) and brigadier general (1779–83) in the Continental line. A member of the South Carolina legislature before, during, and after the Revolution, he was serving as sheriff of Charleston County in 1789 when GW appointed him federal marshal for South Carolina, a post he held until 1794. Huger was vice-president of the South Carolina Society of the Cincinnati in 1783–84.

1For William Tate’s suggestions concerning the United States’ foreign trade, see his letter to GW, 3 Aug. 1789.

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