George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Rutherfurd, 28 June 1790

From John Rutherfurd

Morrisania [N.Y.] June 28th 1790


Being informed that a law will shortly pass for appointing two additional commissioners to settle the accounts between the United States and the individual states, and having heard it suggested that one of the commissioners will probably be appointed from New Jersey I take the liberty to intimate to your Excellency that I will be very happy to serve in that capacity, if you should think proper to appoint a person from that state. I have the honor to be with sincere regard and attachment your Excellency’s most obedient and devoted humble Servant

John Rutherfurd


John Rutherfurd (1760–1840) was born in New York City and graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1779. He practiced law in New York for a short time before moving to a farm near Allamuchy, N.J., in 1787. In 1788 he was a presidential elector and was elected to the state general assembly, serving from 1789 to 1790, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate. He received no appointment from GW.

Index Entries