George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Hezekiah Rogers, 24 September 1793

From Hezekiah Rogers

Norwalk Connecticut Sept. 24th 1793.


The office of Collector for the District of New Haven becoming vacant by the death of Mr Fitch, I take the liberty of offering myself as a candidate for the appointment. If from a consideration of my former services and sacrafices in the common cause of my country, and my qualifications to discharge its duties,1 you should be pleased, Sir, to favor me with the appointment, it will be accepted with gratitude, and its various duties executed with integrity and punctuality. With the utmost respect I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most Obt & most hum. servt

Hezh Rogers.


1Rogers had served as an officer in the Continental army from January 1777 to the end of the war, and as surveyor of the port of New Haven from 1789 to his resignation around the beginning of 1793. He did not receive this appointment.

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