George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Edmund Randolph, 14 February 1795

From Edmund Randolph

Feby 14. 1795.

E. Randolph has the honor of informing the President, that after every effort no person has appeared so proper for the temporary comptrollership as Major Lenox; and he will accept, without further expectations. Mr Wolcott and E. Randolph concur in thinking him unexceptionable; and if the President should approve, the business of the office, which is now stagnated, may immediately proceed.1

AL, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: RG 59, GW’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State.

1GW signed a commission for David Lenox as temporary comptroller on this date (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 326).

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