George Washington Papers

To George Washington from George Davis, 1 August 1789

From George Davis

Trenton [N.J.] 1st August 1789


My friends have advised me to offer myself a candidate for the office of Marshall or Sheriff of New Jersey. I⟨n⟩ conformity with their advice, & in pursuance of my own inclination to Serve under the present Goverment in any reputable Station I take the Freedom of requesting that you will, Sir be pleased to put my name in Nomination for the Above office; I could easily procure a Number of recommendations from the most respectable persons in the State, but this I think unnecessary and therefore shall content my Self with referring to the Honorables Mr Morris, Mr Patterson, Mr Read, Mr Bassett, in the Senate, & the Honorables Mr Cadwallader, Mr Clymer, & Mr Fitzsimmons, in the House of Representatives for my Character abilities & other pretensions; Permit me to add, that if I am so happy as to be Appointed, I shall devote my time & attention to the discharge of the duties of the Office. I am Sir Your most Obedient Humble Servant

G. Davis


George Davis (died c.1799) was born in Donegal, Ireland, and came to America before 1771 when he joined the Philadelphia branch of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He apparently left Philadelphia for Trenton in 1777 and remained there until his death.

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