George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate, 5 March 1794

To the United States Senate

United States 5. March 1794.

Gentlemen of the Senate,

I nominate Josiah Tatnall, of Georgia, to be Marshal of and for the Georgia District; vice Robert Forsyth, deceased.1 and

Laurence Muse, of Virginia, to be Collector for the District of Tappahannock; and Inspector of the revenue for the port of Tappahannock; vice Hudson Muse, superceded.2

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LS, DNA: RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–95, Senate Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB, DLC:GW.

1Josiah Tattnall (1764–1803) was born on the family estate of Bonaventure, near Savannah, Georgia. He enlisted in the Continental army in 1782, and after the war, as an officer in the state militia, he participated in expeditions against Creek Indians in 1788 and 1793. He later served in the Georgia House of Representatives, 1795–96, in the U.S. Senate, 1796–99, and as governor of Georgia, 1801–2.

2On the removal of Hudson Muse from office for mismanagement of funds, and on the selection of Laurence Muse to replace him, see Hudson Muse to GW, 27 Jan., and Laurence Muse to GW, 1 February.

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