To George Washington
[Philadelphia, August 27, 1794]
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President incloses a recommendation of persons for officers of the Revenue Cutter in South Carolina.1 Capt. Cochran2 who is now here expresses an opinion that as the person recommended for third Mate is very young, it will be adviseable to defer his appointment ’till some further trial of him.
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. On August 29, 1794, Washington “Signed commissions appointing … James Christian to be 2d. mate of the So. Carolina Revenue Cutter” (JPP description begins “Journal of the Proceedings of the President,” George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 309).
2. Robert Cochran, master of the South Carolina revenue cutter.