Jabez G. Fitch
Coventry History
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Fitch Appointment Letter
Request to President Washington for Fitch's appointment
To the President of the United States
Sir
          Mr. Morris has communicated
to me his intentions of immediately re-
signing the office of Marshall of this
district. Should that be the case, I
beg leave to suggest, that it would
be very convenient for the Marshall
to reside near Lake Champlain, as the
principle business of the district court origi
nates there. I take the liberty to recom-
mend Jabez G. Fitch as a suitable per-
son to suceed Mr. Morris. He resides
at Vergennes. has some time ser-
ved as deputy Marshall. should his
appointment meet your approbation, I
flatter myself he will discharge the duties
of the Office with fidelity. I have the
honor to be, with the highest sentiments
of esteem, your Excelencys obed. Sev.
                                     Saml Hitchcock
Manchester May 16, 1794

References:
- George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799: Series 7. Applications for Office. 1789-1796
- Office-Seeking During Washington's Administration, Gaillard Hunt, American Historical Review, Vol.1, No.2, Jan.,1896