From Samuel Tredwell1
Edenton [North Carolina] January 15, 1795. “I had the Honor to write you on the 29 July last2 on the subject of two Ports of Delivery within this District Vizt. Winton and Benits Creek…. To fill the Office of Surveyor of Winton … I beg leave to recommend Mr. Laurence Mooney of that place a person in every respect well qualified to discharge the duties of the Office.”3
ALS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Tredwell had been appointed collector of customs and inspector of the revenue for the port of Edenton, North Carolina, and inspector of the revenue for Survey No. 2 in the District of North Carolina on February 18, 1793 (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 129).
2. Letter not found.
3. H placed an asterisk after Mooney’s name and at the bottom of this letter wrote: “This is one of the characters on the list & there is now a concurrence in his favour.” On February 3, 1795, the Senate approved George Washington’s nomination of Mooney to be surveyor for the port of Winton, North Carolina (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 171).