Adams Papers

From John Adams to United States Senate, 25 April 1798

United States April 25th 1798—

Gentlemen of the Senate

I nominate the following persons for promotions and appointments in the Army of the United States—

William Tharp Lieutenant 26th July 1797 Vice Mc.Dermont, resigned
Ludwell Grimes Cornet Virginia Vice Tharp, promoted
Thomas Blackburn Junr. do. do. Vice Warfield resigned
Richard Watkins Lieutenant Vice Rand resigned
First regiment of Infantry
John Whistler Captain 1 July 1797 Vice Armstrong resigned
Robert Semple Lieutenant 1 July 1797 Vice Whistler promoted
George Stall Ensign Pennsylvania Vice Mc.Intosh resigned
Charles Smith Ensign New York Vice Semple promoted
Second Regiment
William Mc.Coskry Surgeon Vice Gillespie appd in the Navy
Third Regiment
Samuel Vance Captain 25th July 1797. Vice Howell Lewis resigned
William P. Smith Lieutenant do Vice Vance promoted
Joel Cook Ensign Connecticut Vice Speak, who never accepted.
Jacob Wilson Ensign Maryland Vice Smith—promoted
Fourth Regiment
William Diven Captain 1 december 1797 Vice De Butts resigned
Thomas Swaine Lieutenant do Vice Diven Promoted <resigned>+
James Bomer Ensign Tenessee Vice dickinson deceased
John Haines Ensign Tenessee Vice Swaine promoted
Gabriel Jones Ensign Kentucky Vice Bowyer resigned

John Adams

DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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