Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Senate Votes on Gerry’s Appointment as Envoy to France, 22 January 1799

Senate Votes on Gerry’s Appointment as Envoy to France

Yeas. Nays.
Langdon } N.H.
Goodhue } Mas.
Bradford } R.I.
Hillhouse Tracy Con.
Paine } Verm.
Laurence N.Y.
Rutherford N.J.
Bingham Ross Pens.
Latimer Del.
Howard Mar.
Tazewell } V.
Bloodworth } N.C
Hunter Reade S.C.
Tatnall G
Blount } Ten.
Brown Marshall Kentuck.

PrC (DLC); entirely in TJ’s hand; letter-pressed perpendicularly at bottom of last leaf of PrC of covering letter.

Responding to Gerry’s 12 Nov. request “for the yeas & nays of my appointment,” TJ made this list of the votes in the Senate on 22 June 1797 when it consented to Adams’s nomination of Gerry as one of the three envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary to the French Republic (JEP, description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States … to the Termination of the Nineteenth Congress, Washington, D.C., 1828 description ends 1:245).

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