Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington, 20 May 1791

From George Washington

Augusta [Georgia] May 20 1791.


While at Charleston I appointed Robert Cochran of that place to command the revenue cutter for the station of South Carolina,1 & empowered him, with the approbation of the Governor2 & general Moultrie,3 to appoint his mates.

I have appointed John Howell Commander4—Hendricks Fisher, first mate, and John Wood second mate of the revenue cutter to be stationed on the coast of Georgia. You will transmit the commissions and your instructions to these Gentlemen.

I am, Sir,   Your most Obedt. Servt.

G: Washington

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

2Charles Pinckney.

3William Moultrie was a wealthy planter and a former governor of South Carolina. He served in the South Carolina Senate from 1787 to 1791.

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