George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Hartley, 26 February 1791

From Thomas Hartley

Philada Feby 26 1791


John Forsyth the Collector of Excise for the County of York in this State—applies—for an Appointment in the Excise Department including that County—under the United States—& has requested that an Application should be made in his Favour.

I beg Leave to mention that Mr Forsyth—hath executed the Office for Collecting Excise in the County of York with great punctuality for several years past, and if Appointed in the Excise Department for that County would be highly acceptable to the People⟨.⟩ And I am With the greatest Respect your most obedt humble servt

Thos Hartley


John Forsyth (c.1760–c.1816), a resident of York County, did not receive an appointment from GW. He became a commissioner of York County in 1796 (Carter and Glossbrenner, History of York County, description begins W. C. Carter & A. J. Glossbrenner. History of York County: From its Erection to the Present Time; [1729-1834]. 1930. Reprint. Baltimore, 1975. description ends 103).

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