George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Roger West, 30 August 1789

From Roger West

Westgrove 30th August 1789


Amongst the number that may presume to solicit your notice when about to nominate persons to fill the offices under Government, permit me to make an offer of my services, in any manner you may think proper to call them forth. This I am induced to do from thourough conviction that in the execution of any Business, I may be honor’d with; a marked and steadfast regard to do justice, with the concomitant resolution to do it, with firmness and alacrity, shall accompany every act of my official character. Haveing premised this, It now remains that I should beg pardon for obtruding myself upon your mind at a period, when personal considerations are an inferior object of your deliberation. I am Dr Sir with the utmost respect your Obed. Humb. Sevt

Roger West


Roger West (c.1755–1801) served as a justice of the peace for Fairfax County from c.1787 to 1799 and as a representative from Fairfax County to the house of delegates in 1788–89, 1791–92, and 1797–99. West was recommended to GW by Richard Bland Lee on 3 July 1789. West did not receive a federal appointment.

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