George Taylor, Jr., to Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr.
Thursday 5 Septr 1793
G. Taylor Jr presents his respectful Compliments to Mr Dandridge—and informs him that Mr Jefferson desired the Commissions to be filled up agreeably to the Presidents desire on the day the present ones should determine, which will be on the 26 of the present month. This has accordingly been done having all been commissioned on that day in 1789.1
Will Mr Dandridge be so obliging as to send 100 Blank Sea letters? We want that number to make up the 500 per month with which we furnish the Treasury.2
AL, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State.
1. This paragraph concerns new commissions for federal marshals whom the Senate had confirmed on 26 Sept. 1789 for four-year terms (see GW to U.S. Senate, 24 Sept. 1789; JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 236). Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson had written a circular letter to several of those marshals on 4 Sept. 1793 indicating GW’s desire that they continue in office (DNA: RG 59, Domestic Letters).