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To George Washington from Jacob Broom, 20 February 1797

District of Delaware, Feby 20th 1797

We the undersigned Merchants of the District of Delaware, feeling ourselves interested in the appointment of an officer to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Major Bush our late Collector, do beg leave to recommend to your attention his Brother Dot David Bush as a person in every respect qualified to fill the Office.

Thos Kean

Isaac Hendrickson

Wm Hemphill

Joseph Baily

Jac. Broom

James Lea Jnor

John & Wm Warner

Eli Mendinhall

Amo[s] Nichols

Joshua Teddrick

Ford & Alrichs

Fredk Craig

Reynolds & Hooper

Stephen Wilson

Thomas Shallcross

John Way

Salomon Maxwell


DNA: RG 59--State Department.

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