George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Jefferson, 7 July 1792

From Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] 7 July 1792. Sends “a recommendation of a candidate for keeping the lighthouse at Cape Henry.”1

AL, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State; LB (photocopy), DLC:GW.

1The enclosure was a recommendation of John Waller Johnston written by David Meade Randolph of Presque Isle, Va., on 30 June and addressed to Jefferson (DLC:GW). Although Alexander Hamilton, on 22 Sept., and Jefferson, on 8 Dec., forwarded additional recommendations of Johnston to the president (both DLC:GW), Johnston apparently never received an appointment from GW.

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