To Otho H. Williams
January 22nd 1794
The public service requiring that the vessel should be kept in repair, I request that you will have done what shall be found necessary. If the Judgment of the Captain cannot be confided in, you will call in the aid of a trusty and discreet ship carpenter.
Circumstances have suspended an attention to the situation of the master of the Cutter. This affair will now be taken up without further delay.3
I am with great consideration Sir your obedt servant
Otho H. Williams Esquire
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1. Letter not found.
2. David Porter was master of the Active, the Maryland revenue cutter.