George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Hamilton Moore, 28 January 1794

To John Hamilton Moore

Philadelphia Jany 28th 1794.


I have received, and pray you to accept my last thanks for “The New practical Navigator,” which you had the goodness to send me, and also for my share of the honor of your address on it.1 I am—Sir Your Most Obedient & Very Hble Servant

Go: Washington

ADfS, owned by Mr. Augustus P. Loring, Boston, Mass., 1985; LB, DLC:GW. GW’s docket on the draft reads: “To Mr Jno. Hamilton Moore—Tower Hill London 28th Jan. 1794.”

1British hydrographer John Hamilton Moore’s The New Practical Navigator; Being An Epitome of Navigation, Rendered Easy to Any Common Capacity: Containing All the Requisite Tables for Determining the Latitude and Longitude, and Keeping A Complete Reckoning at Sea (London, 1793) was his latest version of a book that he originally published in 1772 as The Practical Navigator and Seaman’s New Daily Assistant. For other works by Moore in GW’s library, see Griffin, Catalogue of the Washington Collection description begins Appleton P.C. Griffin, comp. A Catalogue of the Washington Collection in the Boston Athenæum. Cambridge, Mass., 1897. description ends , 546, 561. Any accompanying cover letter from Moore has not been found.

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