George Washington Papers

To George Washington from David Stewart et al., 28 November 1791

From David Stewart et al.

[Baltimore] 28 Nov. 1791. Recommend David Harris, a former merchant of this town, as very deserving, because of his capacity and general deportment, for an “Office, for which the knowledge of Accounts may be Necessary.”1

LS, MiU-C: Miscellaneous. Tobias Lear docketed the cover: “28 Novr 1791 George Harris’s Recommendation for Cashier, to the President of the U.S.”

This recommendation was signed by David Stewart, Thorowgood (Thorogood) Smith, Archibald Campbell, Robert Purviance, John or Joseph Swan, Richard Curson, David Plunket, R., John, and William Smith, George Plater, William Fitzhugh, William Smallwood, James McHenry, Benjamin Stoddert, Samuel Chase, and Robert Gilmor.

1For David Harris and his unsuccessful search for a federal appointment, see William Maclay to GW, 20 July 1789, n.1, and Harris to GW, 24 July 1790.

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