Savannah July 25th 1796
I did myself the honor of writing to you on the 10th ulto stating that I had reason to suppose the Judge of this District intended to resign his commission and at the same time took the liberty of suggesting my inclination to succeed to that Office should I be considered competent to the duties of it. Since then the Judge has informed me that he had communicated his desire that his resignation be dated from the first of September next.
Lest my former Letter should not have been received, I again beg leave to repeat my wish should it meet your approbation.
If necessary Sir I must refer you to the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States who have occasionally been this way. I have the honor to be Sir with Sentiments of the highest respect & esteem your most obdt Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.