George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Moultrie, 24 August 1792

From William Moultrie

Charleston, S.C., 24 Aug. 1792. Recommends for work in the Federal City “Mr Gevan a Stone Cutter,” who had “done the Cornice & other stone work on the State house in Charleston in a masterly manner” and who “is an industrious sober man.”1

ALS, DNA: RG 42, Records of the Commissioners for the District of Columbia, Letters Received.

1Although Charleston resident Robert Given (died c.1801) apparently was not hired to work on the federal buildings in the Federal City, he was employed in 1795 to work in Philadelphia on the First United States Bank (City Gazette & Daily Advertiser [Charleston], 13 April 1795).

At GW’s request Tobias Lear forwarded Moultrie’s letter to the D.C. commissioners on 5 Nov. 1792 (DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters).

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