George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Jay, 19 February 1797

Private

Philadelphia 19th Feby 1797.

My dear Sir,

Your favor of the 8th instant from Albany, was duly received; but not before arrangements for many nominations (amongst which that for the Naval Office in New York was one) had been made.

From the character of Mr Remson, I have a very good opinion of his abilities and worth; but as his name was not among those which had been handed to me for this office, and as there seemed to be a concurrent opinion in favour of a Mr Rogers, who has, it seems, been the main spring in the business hitherto, I decided upon him with out much hesitation. With very sincere regard, I am—My dear Sir Your Most Obedt and Affectionate Servt

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