To George Washington
Septr. 18th. 1790.
I have the honor respectfully to inform you that on the 15th. inst: your Commission to William Winn1 as Surveyor of the port of Winton in N. Carolina was brought to my Office by a gentleman from that State. Conceiving it an irregular mode of procedure in a case of that nature, I have written to Mr. Winn a letter2 of which the enclosed is a copy. In the mean time I have deemed it my duty to lay the circumstances before you.
I have the honor to be, with perfect respect, sir, Yr. most Obedient & most hume. servt.
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. William Wynne.