Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington, 8 May 1791

From George Washington

Charleston [South Carolina] May 8, 1791. “Mr. Cogdell,1 the Collector of Georgetown appearing on enquiry a proper person to be appointed Inspector of Excise for that Survey, you will signify his appointment to that Office.… Capt. Robert Cochran2 seems in all respects best qualified to command the revenue Cutter on this station, and I have in consequence appointed him to that Office.…”

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1John Cogdell.

2Cochran was formerly harbor master of Charleston, South Carolina.

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