To George Washington1
[Philadelphia, May 31, 1792.] “… the place of Keeper of the Light house on Thatcher’s Island in the State of Massachusetts has become vacant by the death of Mr. Hustin.2 The following persons are respectably recommended—Joseph Sayword—Henry White—Samuel Hustin, son of the deceas’d Keeper, and Rowe.…”3
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
2. Samuel Houston.
3. Sayward, White, and John Rowe were residents of Gloucester, Massachusetts.