Candidates for Army Appointments from Vermont
☞ 25 year
|Payne123 Young Gentleman heretofore recomd by Morris & himself||pretty good
|Morris124—education common morals good active enterprising|
|9||John H Brownson||Father Brigadier General125
|Tichenor127 Young Gentleman of Education & fair character||well enough
|Lt. or Ensn|
young man good morals
|Morris Young Gentleman of good con sprightly fair character & well informed enterprise & active||Respectable|
|⟨–⟩ in education Himself|
|20||Charles Hyde||Tichenor late an Ensign in the ar obtained an Office in the army||Not Strong|
|Chipman little personal acquaintance but from good information can recommend||pretty respectably|
|☞||Buck128 discreet conduct & martial deport: suitable||2|
|Morris good education—Confidence in his Recommendations|
|O Gallop129 acquiremt. in military discipline|
|S Jacob130—respected in his acquaintan good English education easy circumstances|
|25||Alexander A Peters
|N Chipman slight acquaintance good education & abilities—good scholar & enterprising||Respectable|
|Tichenor Lt or surgeon|
|26||John H Palmer
|Ensign engaged in study of law could raise men
his letter very well
|1||Zenas Meigs Bradley||failed in Trade||Not strong|
|27 years old||
25 or 30
|Acknowleges himself heretofore Antifœderal but now well disposed was Non Com Officer in 2 Sub legion—now studying law||wont do|
|Lyon support him|
|Payne heretofore recom~ him as Capt of Artillery would accept Capt of Infantry worthy of appointment||Respectable|
|Does not appear on list orderly sergeant last war 42 years old good||Chipman—service whole of last War firm friend to his Country would do honor to a higher grade intelligence integrity|
|Morris—good education morals Gentlmy deserves Consid|
|7||John Allen Finch
25 & 30
|8||Israel Elliot Trask
Windsor 23 years
Morris—liberal education good politics worthy
|S Jacobs young Gentleman of brilliant talents & handsome acquirmts. could easily raise a Company||Strong|
|Payne handsome abilities educated at Cambridge bred to law—friend to Governt.|
|28||Daniel Biswell||wishes a comp|
|☞ Randolph||Payne could say considerable of his merit—but omit it till he can send other testimonials appearance in his favour||respectable for Lt. Qr. Ensigncey|
|Sergeant in 2 Con Reg|
|not found on army list|
|Badge of Merit|
|Chipman—well qualified for the appointment||Nothing specific|
|Chipman Young Gentleman of education & merit||Respectable|
|Tichenor—not personaly acquainted—recommends good|
|Divers has commanded Regt. of Militia integrity & military talents|
|Tichenor sound last war now Capt of Militia|
|Morris honest worthy & brave Major in Militia education is he believes adequate||Tolerable only|
|Morris good morals education & family—believes quafied unfortunt in Trade politics formerly suspected now correct||pretty well
☞ 33 years
|14||common soldier last war active enterprising decent education & information||Qr. Ensign|
|Capt or First Lt|
|L: Williams. Aide De Camp to Lt Gov132 has been in practice of law in Comp with Chipman|
|Thl. Marshall—respectable Connections|
|Morris liberal education mercantile industry integrity & talents easy in circumstances politics correct||Strong|
sometime Lt last war
|Payne in service part of Revolutionary war educated at Cambrige now a Chief Justice & Brigadier General||respectable|
|Morris—does not appear to possess sufft military talent & information|
|6||James Sawyer Burlington 40 subaltern Grade||N Chipman respectable firm active & brave has been a Lt Col of a Regt|
|☞ Ensign of Regt Lt Infantry||Tichenor—will take a Majority High Sheriff of Chittendon||probably good Capt|
|Tichenor information & respectability do honor to service||Respectable|
|Qr||served to end of last
|N. Chipman no man in Vermont better qualified than he|
|Morris—good morals was Capt in Warners Regt. active intrepid & of military turn—appointed Major of levies by Gov Clinton|
|2d Majr.||John Chapmen Middlebury||Major|
|1||James Sawyer Burlington 40||Capt||No. 1|
|5||William Woodward Rutland 42||ditto||No. 2|
|8||Israel Elliot Trask Windsor||ditto||No. 3|
|3||George Woodward Norwich||ditto||No. 1|
|6||William Switzer Windsor||ditto||2|
|3||Jesse Lull Rutland||1|
122. AD, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
In this list of recommendations for Army appointments, those recommended have not been identified. Wherever possible, however, the individuals making the recommendations have been identified.
123. Elijah Paine, a Federalist, was a member of the Vermont Assembly from 1787 to 1790, judge of the Vermont Supreme Court from 1791 to 1793, and a member of the United States Senate from 1795 to 1801.
124. Lewis R. Morris.
125. Gideon Brownson served throughout the American Revolution, first as a captain of the Green Mountain Boys and then as a captain in Warner’s Additional Continental Regiment. He was wounded at Bennington and again at Lake George.
126. Matthew Lyon, a resident of Fair Haven, Vermont, and a veteran of the American Revolution, was a Republican. He served in the state Assembly from 1783 to 1786, in 1788, from 1790 to 1791, and from 1793 to 1796. From 1797 to 1801 he was a member of the House of Representatives.
127. Isaac Tichenor, a Federalist from Bennington, Vermont, served in the state Assembly from 1781 to 1784. In 1796 he became a United States Senator, but he resigned from the Senate in 1797 when he was elected governor of Vermont.
128. Daniel Buck of Norwich, Vermont, served in the Vermont Assembly in 1793 and 1794 and was a Federalist member of the House of Representatives from 1795 to 1797.
129. As a presidential elector from Vermont in 1796, Oliver Gallup voted for John Adams.
130. Stephen Jacobs was United States attorney for the District of Vermont from 1791 to 1794.
131. David Fay, a lawyer from Bennington, Vermont, was that state’s attorney from 1797 to 1801.
132. Paul Brigham of Norwich, Vermont, was lieutenant governor from 1797 to 1812. He was a member of the Electoral College in 1788 and 1792 and a member of the governor’s council from 1792 to 1796.
133. James Elliot, a Federalist from Vermont, served in the United States Army from 1793 to 1796.
134. Abraham Jackson, a resident of Rutland County, Vermont, served in the state Assembly in 1785, 1789, 1790, 1793, 1794, and 1798.
135. Samuel Hitchcock was United States judge for the District of Vermont.