George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Smith, 16 March 1793

From Samuel Smith

Baltimore 16 March 1793


From the number of vacancies that have lately happened in the Army I am Induc’d to apply for an Ensigncy for Mr Benjamin Anderson a Young robust Farmer of this County of respectable connections & in my Opinion extremely worthy of a Commission[.] Permit me to hope that he will meet your Approbation & that his name will be among the new appointments.1 Mr Anderson thinks, that he will be able to recruit a Number of young Countrymen who want to see the Back Country, I have the honour to be Your Excell. Most Obd: Servant

Sam. Smith.

ALS, DLC:GW. Postal stamps on the cover read “BALT-MAR 17” and “FREE.”

1Benjamin Anderson of Mine Run Hundred, Baltimore County, did not receive a military appointment, despite his recommendation from Maryland congressman-elect Samuel Smith.

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