New London in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
To George Plater from George Washington
May 14, 1789
I foresaw the numerous applications which would be made for nominations to offices — and readily conceived that amidst the variety of candidates, it would be one of the most delicate and difficult duties of the President, to discriminate those characters which, upon every account, were best fitted to fill the several offices. I have entered into Public life without the restraint of à single engagement — and I hope, & trust, unbiassed by any ties of blood or friendship; I shall, therefore, use my best endeavours to find out such persons as are most suitable, on every acct, to fill the respective offices — and such only shall I nominate.
May 14th, 1789
I am Dear Sir,
Your most Obedient Servant
( signature ) G Washington
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law Enforcement • Military. A significant historical date for this entry is May 14, 1789.
Location. 41° 22.406′ N, 72° 6.116′ W. Marker is in New London, Connecticut, in New London County Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Mohegan Ave Pkwy, New London CT 06320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To George Washington from Hopley Yeaton (here, next to this marker); George Washington, Prefident of the United States of America (here, next to this marker); To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington (here, next to this marker); Guns from Reina Christina (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Parade (about 400 feet away); Letter of Instruction (about 600 feet away); Honor Duty Respect (about 600 feet away); Alexander Hamilton (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New London.
Also see . . .
1. George Plater (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 2, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. The United States Coast Guard Academy. (Submitted on September 2, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. United States Coast Guard Academy (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 2, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.