From Oliver Wolcott, Jr., 9 August 1798
Phila. Aug. 9. 1798
Among various applications for appointments connected with the Army is one from Mr. Fishburne Wharton a young Gentleman of this City, which I take the liberty to recommend to your consideration.
Mr. Wharton belongs to a very respectable family of the Society of Friends—he is a Son of the late President Wharton—he is amiable virtuous & intelligent—his education has been good and in my opinion he is well qualified for the situation of a Clerk or Secy to a General Officer. A situation of this nature is one which he would prefer, as he is of too tender a constitution for
an much service in the field—If you think it likely that such a place can be reserved for Mr. Wharton, I will thank you to inform me.
I am with great respect Dr. Sir your obedt
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