George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Hoskins Stone, 6 May 1795

From John Hoskins Stone

Annapolis May 6th 1795


Since I had the honor of conversing with your Excellency, I have reason to believe that Genl Uriah Forrest wou’d accept of the appointment of Supervisor of this district—he is a man of sense—of considerable influence in this state, and possessing all the requisite qualities to execute the duties of that office—if Your Excellency shou’d think proper to appoint Genl Forrest, I should not hesitate to be answerable for his abilities and good conduct.1 With every sentiment of respect and the highest personal regard I have the honor to be sir yr Excellency’s Mo. Obt sevt

J. H. Stone


1Former Maryland governor Thomas Sim Lee had informed GW on 19 April that he considered Forrest “well qualified to discharge the duties of Supervisor.” Lee said that Forrest had “suffered in the field during the late War & exerted himself with spirit & great decision as a General Officer in the Militia of Maryland, in Support of the just & necessary measures of the Genl Government on a late Occasion” (ALS, DLC:GW).

On 12 June, GW appointed John Kilty as supervisor of the revenue for the Maryland district.

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