George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Pierce Butler, 7 October 1795

From Pierce Butler

Philladelphia October the 7th 1795


By the death of Mr Edward Blake the Place of Commissioner of the Light House of Charleston becomes vacant—Alow me Sir, to recommend to You Mr James Le Motte, a Gentleman every way worthy of, and qualified for the Station, to Suceed Mr Blake.1 I have the honor to be with great respect Sir, Yr Most Obedt Servt

P. Butler


1James La Motte, a British merchant who settled in Charleston during the 1780–82 military occupation and remained in South Carolina as a citizen after the war, was one of Butler’s factors. He did not receive the appointment, which went to Daniel Stevens.

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