Candidates for Army Appointments
[Philadelphia, November–December, 1798]
|3||John Jamison||Lt or Ensign|
|Lewis2 recommends in general terms||Inquire|
|Isaac E Gano4
|constitution & firmly attached to Govern Sobriety courage & Gentlemanlike behaviour|
|Thomas Todd,7 John M Scott,8 Willis Lee,9 Daniel Wisiger,10 Otho Beatty,11 Robert Alexander12|
|4||Fleming Woodridge||Lewis & Fowler13 recomd him|
|6||John Gerrard||General Scot14 Young fellow of merit will do honor to service|
|7||Charles Kilgoar||General Scot young fellow of merit will do honor|
|Greenup15 Lt pretty strong general terms|
|Davis16 good parentage & character|
|Greenup Ensign pretty strong general terms|
|Davis—good parentage & character|
|H Marshall17—Young man of military ardor—promised to make wishes known in consideration of merit pretty well educated moral good politics||Attention|
H Marshall as above
|Divers was sergeant Major under Way||Ensign|
|1||William Dangerfield||Cap of Horse|
between 20 & 30
|H Marshall—has been Lt. of a troop of horse respectable family good education fair character & talents|
|2||John W Johnson||unfit|
|Greenup pretty strong general terms|
|Danville||Davis good parentage & character|
his own letter well written
|Capt in Provisional Army
says he is a good fœderalist
Ensign in army under Wayne
|good fœderalist & clever man
will accept Lieutenancy
|apply for Captaincey|
AD, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. 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.
H prepared this list, which is undated, with George Washington and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney during their meetings in Philadelphia.
2. Thomas Lewis of Fayette County had been a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1792.
3. Murray, a lawyer, represented Franklin County in the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1798.
4. In 1795 Gano was the tax collector for Franklin County.
5. Colonel Tunstall, a native of Virginia, was a veteran of the American Revolution. After the war he moved to Frankfort, Kentucky.
6. Love was a resident of Frankfort, Kentucky.
7. Todd, a lawyer and a Republican, was clerk of the Kentucky Court of appeals from 1792 to 1801.
8. Scott was a resident of Frankfort, Kentucky.
9. In 1796 Lee was a justice of the peace in Franklin County.
10. Weisiger was one of the first settlers of Frankfort, Kentucky. In 1794 he was postmaster at Frankfort, and in 1796 he was clerk of Franklin County.
11. Beatty represented Franklin County in the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1800.
12. From 1795 to 1802 Alexander represented Woodford County in the Kentucky Senate.
13. See John Skey Eustace to H, November 20, 1798, note 12.
14. Brigadier General Charles Scott served in the American Revolution and in the expeditions against the Indians led by Josiah Harmar, Arthur St. Clair, and Anthony Wayne.
15. Christopher Greenup, a veteran of the American Revolution and a lawyer, was a Kentucky member of the House of Representatives from 1792 to 1797.
16. Thomas Davis, a lawyer, represented Mercer County in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1795 to 1797. In 1797 he became a member of the United States House of Representatives, and he served in that capacity until 1803.
17. Humphrey Marshall, a veteran of the American Revolution and a lawyer, represented Kentucky in the United States Senate from 1795 to 1801.
18. Thomas Bodley was a resident of Fayette County. In 1793 he was clerk of the Kentucky Democratic Society.
19. Robert Goodloe Harper was a Federalist member of the House of Representatives from 1795 to 1801.
20. Richard Bland Lee represented Virginia in the House of Representatives from 1789 to 1795.