George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Richard Potts, 20 July 1794

To Richard Potts

Phila. July 20th 1794


A person has just called upon me (by direction he says) for an answer to your letter of the 17th Instt.

I can do no more than acknowledge the receipt of it. It conveys the first information of the death of the late Collector of the Port of Baltimore; & I never decide in the first moments of such information, on a Successor; being desirous (& having so determind from the beginning of my administ.) always, to obtain a full knowledge of circumstances before I either nominate or in the recess of the Senate, appoint, Persons to Office—with great esteem—I am Yr Most Obedt Ser.

Go: Washington


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