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To George Washington from James McHenry, 13 October 1794

From James McHenry

Fayetteville Near Baltimore [Md.] 13 Octbr 1794

Sir.

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

ALS, DLC:GW.

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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