George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William McRea, 24 September 1790

From William McRea

Alexandria, Va., 24 Sept. 1790. Being informed that vessels will be appointed to cruise Chesapeake Bay to prevent illicit trade, applies for an appointment to one and can obtain appropriate recommendations if necessary.1


1For the background to the establishment of the Revenue Cutter Service, see Hamilton to GW, 10 Sept. 1790, n.1.

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