George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James McHenry, 13 October 1794

From James McHenry

Fayetteville Near Baltimore [Md.] 13 Octbr 1794


Mr John Kirwan has renewed to me his request upon learning of a vacancy in the office of Marshal and collectors office at Annapolis to mention him again to your Excellency.1 I can safely assure you that Mr Kirwan has talents competent to the discharge of the duties of either office, and I dare say should he be appointed to either will give full satisfaction. He has been an unfortunate man in trade and is a good citizen. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Sir your most Obt sert

James McHenry


1Kirwan wrote GW on this date to offer himself for “Either” of the two posts (ALS, DLC:GW). McHenry had previously recommended Kirwan to GW on 11 Aug. 1793 in support of the request for employment that Kirwan made to GW on 13 Aug. 1793 (both DLC:GW; see Kirwan to GW, 2 Feb. 1792, source note).

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