Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington, 6 October 1790

From George Washington

Mount Vernon Octr. 6th. 1790.


I have received your letter of the 29th. ulto: The papers concerning Capt. Lyde,1 put into your hands by the Vice President, which you say were enclosed to me, have not been transmitted—but from the recommendations in favor of Captain Williams,2 I think him entitled to a preference.

Not being possessed of any commissions, I have to request (unless your farther enquiry should point to more proper characters) that you will signify to the undermentioned persons my intention to appoint them to command the revenue Cutters on the stations opposite their respective names, and that you will furnish them with the necessary instructions for proceeding to superintend the building and equipment of their several Vessels.

Hopley Yeaton— New Hampshire
John Foster Williams— Massachusetts
Richard Law— Connecticut
Patrick Dennis— New York
James Montgomery Pennsylvania
Simon Gross— Maryland
Richard Taylor— Virginia
William Hall— south Carolina

I am, Sir,   Yr. most Obed. Servant

Go: Washington

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Nathaniel B. Lyde.

2John Foster Williams.

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