George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Stephen Moylan, 23 October 1793

To Stephen Moylan

Mt Vernon Oct. 23d 1793


Your letter of the 21st was handed to me last Night. As I expect to be in the vicinity of Philadelphia (German town I believe) on the first of November I shall decline saying any thing on the subject of your application ’til then—It being my invariable custom to possess myself of the circumstances of every case before I decide on a nomination to the office1—With esteem & regard I am Sir Yr very Hble Servt

G. W——n

ADfS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DLC:GW.

1GW did not offer Moylan the post he was seeking, but he did nominate him to be commissioner of loans for Pennsylvania (see GW to the United States Senate, 5 Dec.).

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