George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William MacPherson, 23 October 1793

From William MacPherson

Chester October 23d 1793


Under the most sensible impressions of gratitude to you Sir for the appointment I now hold, the duties of which I hope I have discharged in such manner, as to merit your approbation, and that of my fellow Citizens—beg leave to offer myself as a Candidate for the Naval office of this District, vacant in consequence of the unfortunate Death of Doctr Phile1—I trust Sir I shall not appear presumptious or over greedy in making this request—The naval office being consider’d a superiour Grade in the Customs—I feel an honest ambition to receive this further mark of your goodness Sir, which I shall value in the highest degree; as it will be an evidence of my conduct having been such, as to merit your approbation. I have the honor to be with the most perfect respect your most obedient Servt

W. Macpherson
Surveyor District of Pennsylvania


1GW appointed MacPherson to this post (see GW to the United States Senate, 9 and 27 Dec.).

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