From George Washington
Mount Vernon Novr. 11th. 1790.
Since writing to you yesterday1 I have received your letter of the 6th. inst: enclosing the copy of one from Mr. Skinner to you,2 wherein he expresses his intention to continue in Office, which in conformity to your opinion, I am willing he should do. You will therefore destroy the letter, which I enclosed to you in my last, for Colo. Thomas.3
The person recommended by Capt. Taylor4 to be his first Mate is represented to me as a deserving man, and qualified for that station.
I am Sir Yr. most Obt. Servt.
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Letter not found.
3. Abishai Thomas. Washington’s letter to H has not been found.
4. Richard Taylor of Virginia.