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To George Washington from William Blount, 13 February 1797

Sir, Philadelphia Feb. 13th 1797

We recommend Robert Hays of Davidson County for Mashal Thomas Gray of Jefferson County for Attorny and Morgan Brown of Palmyra for Collector of the Impost in the State of Tennessee.

Mr Hays was an officer in the Revolutionary army, is at present Colonel of a Regiment of Cavalry and a Citizen of great Respectability.

Mr Gray is a Lawyer of upwards of twenty years standing in No. Carolina and lately become a Citizen of Tennessee—Mr Brown was a respectable Member of the Legislature of So. Carolina lately removed to Tennessee & resides at Palmyra & is well qualified to discharge the Duties of the Office to which he is recommended, We have the Honor to be very respectfully

Wm Blount

Wm Cocke


DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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