George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Berrien, 16 January 1794

From John Berrien

Savannah [Ga.] Jany 16th 1794


By the unfortunate death of Major Forsyth, the Office of Federal Marshall of this State has become vacant—I beg leave to offer myself a Candidate for that appointment.1 I am Sir, with profound veneration & respect Your Most Obt huml. Servant

John Berrien


1On the death of Robert Forsyth, see n.1 of James Hendricks to GW, 15 January. Berrien, the current surveyor of customs at Savannah, Ga., did not receive the appointment (GW to U.S. Senate, 5 March).

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