From Philip Richard Fendall
Alexandria [Va.] 28th October 1793.
The office of Surveyor of this District being vacant, by the resignation of Mr S. Hanson;1 I take the liberty of recommending Mr Vincent Gray to you as his Successour.
Mr Gray has acted as deputy Collector for several years, and his conduct has been such as to give the highest satisfication to the Mercantile interest. I am so well convinced of his integrity and knowledge of the business that I can venture to assure you, that if he is so fortunate as to succeed, he will do credit to the appointment. with due respect I have the Honor to be, Dear Sir your most obedt Servt
Phil. Rd Fendall