IV. Draft of Interim Appointments
[on or after 26 Dec. 1801]
Gentlmen of the Senate
During the late recess of the Senate I have issued commissions for the following persons & offices, which commissions will expire at the end of this present session of the Senate. I therefore nominate the same persons to the same offices for reappointment, to wit
|Albert Gallatin of Pensylvania, Secretary of the Treasury of the United States in the room of Samuel Dexter, resigned|
|Robert Smith of Maryland Secretary of the Navy of the US. vice Benjamin Stoddert, resd.|
|Thomas Tudor Tucker of South Carolina Treasurer of the US. vice Samuel Meredith. resigned|
|Gideon Granger of Connecticut Postmaster Genl. of the US. vice Joseph Habersham. resignd.|
|Charles Pinckney of S. Carolina Minister Plenipy. of the US. to the court of Madrid vice David Humphreys.|
|John Graham of Kentucky Secretary of the legation to Madrid. vacant|
|Thomas Sumpter of S. Carolina Secretary of the legation to the French republic. vacant|
|William Gardner of New Hampshire, Commissioner of loans for N. Hampshire vice John Pierce remd||New Hamps.|
|Joseph Whipple of do. Collector for the district of Portsmouth. vice Thomas Martin. removed|
|John S. Sherbourne of New Hampshire attorney for the district of New Hampshire vice Jeremiah Smith promoted|
|Silas Lee of Massachusets Attorney for the district of Maine vice Daniel Davis appointd to a state office||Maine.|
|Josiah Hook of do. Collector for the district of Penobscot & Inspector of the revenue for that port vice John Lee. remvd.|
|Jonas Clark of Massachusets, Inspector of the revenue for the port of Kennebunk. vacant|
|George Blake Attorney for the district of Massachusets, vice Harrison G. Otis, nomind. Feb. 18.||Massachusets.|
|David Leonard Barnes of Rhode island judge of that District court vice Benjamin Bourne promoted.||R. Island.|
|David Howell of Rhode island Attorney for the district of Rhode island, vice David L. Barnes promoted|
|Jonathan Russell of Rhode island, Collector for the district of Bristol in R.I. nominated Mar. 2|
|Ephraim Kirby of Connecticut, Supervisor for that district vice J. Chester. removd||Connecticut|
|Alexander Wolcott of Connecticut, Collector for the district of Middleton v. Chancey Whittlesey. removd|
|Samuel1 Bishop of Connecticut Collector for the district of Newhaven vice Elizur Goodrich of Feb. 18.|
|David Fay of Vermont Attorney for the district of Vermont vice A. Marsh. removed||Vermont|
|John Willard of Vermont Marshal for the district of Vermont vice Jabez G. Fitch. removed|
|Edward Livingston of New York Attorney for the district of New York vice Richard Harrison removed||New York|
|John Swartwout of New York Marshal of the district of New York vice Aquilla Giles removed|
|Hermannus H. Wendell of New York Marshal of the district of Albany. v. James Dole|
|James Nicholson of New York, Commissr. of loans for New York vice Matthew Clarkson resd|
|Samuel Osgood of New York, Supervisor for the district of New York, vice Fish removd|
|David Gelston of New York Collector of the district of New York, vice Joshua Sands. removd|
|George Maxwell of New Jersey Attorney for the district of New Jersey, v. Fred. Frelinghuysen2 vice Lucius H. Stockton resd.||New Jersey|
|John Heard of New Jersey marshal of the district of New Jersey, vice Thomas Lowry. removd|
|Daniel Marsh of New Jersey. Collector for the district of Perth Amboy & Inspector of the revenue for the several ports in that district, vice, Bell removed|
|James Lynn of New Jersey Supervisor for the district of New Jersey vice A. Dunham removd|
|Alexander James Dallas, of Pensva, Attorney for the Eastern district of Pensylvania vice John W. Kittera.||Pensylva|
|John Smith of Pensylva, Marshal for the Eastern district of Pensylva vice John Hall removed|
|James Hamilton Attorney for the Western district of Pensylvania. v. Thos. Duncan|
|Presly Carr Lane Marshal for the Western district of Pensylvania. v. Hugh Barclay|
|Peter Muhlenberg of Pensylva, Supervisor for the district of Pensylva, vice Henry Millar removd|
|Joel Lewis Marshal of the Delaware district. vice Hamilton commission expd3||Delaware|
|Robert Etting of Maryland. marshal of the district of Maryland, vice David Hopkins removed||Maryland|
|Joseph Scott of Virginia, Marshal of the Eastern district of Virginia vice David M. Randolph. removed||Virginia|
|John Monroe of Virginia Attorney for the Western district of Virginia. v. Saml. Blackburn|
|Andrew Moore of Virginia Marshal for the Western district of Virginia. v. Robt. Grattan|
|Mount Edward Chisman of Virginia. Collector & Inspector for the district of Hampton, vice removd.|
|Isaac Smith of Virginia Collector for the district of Cherrystone vice Nathanl Wilkins4 removd|
|Henry Potter of North Carolina a judge of the 5th. Circuit court vice John Sitgreaves declind||N. Carola.|
|Malachi Jones of N. Carolina, Surveyor for the port of Curratuck5 vice Saml. Jasper. dead.|
|Dominic Augustine Hall of S. Carolina Chief judge of the 5th. Circuit court vice Thomas Bee. declined||S. Carola|
|William Stephens of Georgia judge of the District court of Georgia. vice Joseph Clay. resigned||Georgia.|
|James Alger of Georgia, Commissioner of loans in Georgia vice Richard Wylley. dead.|
|Thomas de Mattos Johnson of Georgia, collector for the district of Savanna, vice James Powell, removed for delinquency.|
|Joseph Crocket Marshal of the district of Kentucky, vice Samuel Mc.Dowell removed for misconduct||Kentucky.|
|William Mc.Millan of the N.W. Territory Attorney for the district of Ohio. vacant.||N.W. Territy.|
|James Findlaye of the N.W. Territory Marshal of the district of Ohio. vacant|
|David Duncan of the N.W. Territory, Collector for the district of Michillimacinac. vacant|
|<William Goforth & John Reily Commissioners for settling titles to land under Symmes’s contracts. vacant.>6|
|William Chribbs of the Indiana Territory Collector of the district & Inspector of revenue of the port of Massac vacant||Indiana.|
|William C. C. Claiborne of Tenessee, Governor of the Missisipi territory. vice Winthrop Sargeant. commission expired||Missisipi.|
|William Kilty of Maryland. Chief judge of the Circuit court of the district of Columbia. vice Thos. Johnson declined||Columbia.|
|John Thompson Mason of Maryland Attorney for the district of Columbia. v. Thos Swan|
|Daniel Carrol Brent of Virginia Marshal of the district of Columbia. v. James L. Lingan|
|Walter Jones junr. of Virginia, Attorney for the district of Potomac. vacant|
|William Baker of Maryland Marshal for the district of Potomac. vacant.|
|George Gilpin of Virginia, judge of the Orphan’s court for the county of Alexandria in Columbia.|
|John Hewitt of Maryland, Register of wills for the county of Washington in Columbia.|
|Thomas Sim Lee, Daniel Reintzell, Thomas Corcoran, Daniel Carrol, Cornelius Cunningham, Thomas Peter, Robert Brent, Thomas Addison, Abraham Boyd, John Laird, John Mason, William Thornton, Benjamin Stoddert7 William Hammond Dorsey & Joseph Sprigg Belt, all of Maryland justices of the peace for Washington county in Columbia.|
|George Gilpin, William Fitzhugh, Francis Peyton, Richard Conway, Elisha Cullen Dick, Charles Alexander, George Taylor, Jonah Thompson, Abraham Faw, John Herbert, Alexander Smith, Cuthbert Powell, Peter Wise junr. Jacob Houghman, Thomas Darne, all of Virginia, justices of the peace for Alexandria county in Columbia.|
|John Oakley of Maryland, Collector & Inspector of the revenue for the district of George town. v. James M. Lingan resigned|
|James Wilkinson Benjamin Hawkins & Andrew Pickens, commissioners to treat with the Cherokees, Chickasaw Choctaws & Creeks.||Indians.|
|William R. Davie of N. Carolina Commissioner of the US. for treaty between the state of North Carolina and the Tuscaroras.|
|Fulwar Skipwith. of Virginia. Commercl. agent at Paris in France vice J. C. Mountfl.||France|
|James Blake of Pensylva do. for Antwerp. vacant|
|Francis L. Taney of Maryland do. for Ostend. v John Mitchel|
|Charles D. Coxe of Pensylvania. do. at Dunkirk. v John H. Hooe|
|Peter Dobell of Pensylva. do. for Havre v. John M. Forbes|
|the Sieur de la Motte of France Commercial vice-agent for Havre. vacant|
|William Patterson of New York Commercial agent at Lorient. v. Turell Tufts|
|Thomas T. Gantt of Maryland do. at Nantes8 v. John Jones Waldo vice P. F. Dobree|
|William Lee of Massachusets. do. at Bordeaux. v. Isaac Cox Barnet|
|Theodore Peters of France, Commercial vice-agent at Bordeaux. vacant|
|the Sieur Etienne Cathalan junr. of France. Commercial agent at Marseilles. v Wm Lee|
|Tobias Lear. General Commercial agent in the island of St. Domingo, vice Edwd. Stevens. resigned|
|Bartholomew Dandridge of Virginia. do. at port republicain St. Domingo. vacant|
|Edward Jones of Columbia. do. in the island of Guadeloupe. vacant|
|Thomas Aborne of Rhode island do. at Cayenne. nominated Feb. 21.|
|William Buchanan of Maryland. do. for the isles of France & Bourbon v. George Stacey9 v. Jacob Lewis appointed to Calcutta|
|George W. Erwin of Massachusets. Consul for the port of London in Gr. Britain.10 vice Saml. Williams removd.||Gr. Britain|
|John J. Murray of New York do. for the port of Glasgow. vacant|
|Joseph Yznardi of Spain. Consul for the port of Cadiz in Spain. v. Henry Preble||Spain|
|John E. Caldwell of New Jersey. Commercl. agent for the city of St. Domingo.11 v. James Blake appointed to Antwerp|
|Daniel Clarke of New Orleans. Consul at New Orleans v. E. Jones removed.|
|Joseph Pulis of Malta. Consul for the island of Malta. vacant||Malta|
|Thomas Hewes of Massachusets Consul for the port of Batavia in the isld. of Java. vacant.||Asia|
|Jacob Lewis of Massachusets, Consul for the port of Calcutta in Bengal. vacant|
Dft (DLC: TJ Papers, 119:20630–1); undated, but the absence of Thomas Worthington’s entry indicates that it was prepared after Gallatin’s reply to TJ’s memorandum printed at 26 Dec.; entirely in TJ’s hand; with words in italics, except for the cancellation in angle brackets (see note 6), added by TJ in pencil; perhaps at a later sitting, TJ added the words and abbreviations at the end of most entries, giving the reason for the open position, in a darker ink and often interlined; in the left margin at each entry, TJ later added, in pencil, a check mark and a symbol, not shown above, to organize his subsequent list; with a key to the symbols written by TJ at foot of text, in pencil too faint to discern wholly, but indicating that an “x” appeared by those appointments due to resignation and an “o” by those due to vacancies.
Vice Jeremiah Smith: in the subsequent draft and message to the Senate, TJ dropped Smith’s name and noted that John S. Sherburne was appointed instead of “Edw. St. Loe Livermore, nominatd Feb. 18. but not appointed” (see Document VI).
Consular appointments uncommissioned: TJ learned from Jacob Wagner in an undated memorandum entitled “An additional list of commissions remaining in the Office of the department of State” that commissions for 14 consuls and commercial agents approved by the Senate during the final days of the Adams administration had not been delivered. While the State Department had listed these positions as “vacant,” TJ added in pencil (rendered in italics in the document above) the names of several of those being replaced as midnight appointments (see Vol. 33:173n).
Vice P. F. Dobree: Pierre Frédéric Dobrée, appointed vice consul at Nantes in 1794, died in 1801. President Adams nominated John Jones Waldo as commercial agent at Nantes on 18 Feb. 1801 and the Senate approved the appointment six days later (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, 3 vols. description ends , 1:381, 385; Henry Preble to TJ, 23 Oct. 1801). As with many of the consular positions, the list from the State Department (Document III) indicated that this position was “vacant” when TJ appointed Thomas T. Gantt.
TJ consistently rendered George W. Erving as George W. Erwin, and it is so printed in the Senate journal of executive proceedings (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, 3 vols. description ends , 1:403).
1. Written over partially erased “Abraham.”
2. Name and abbreviation interlined by TJ.
3. Entry interlined.
4. Preceding name later added by TJ in ink.
5. Remainder of entry probably added by TJ at a later sitting.
6. Entry interlined by TJ in ink and then canceled.
7. Preceding name interlined.
8. Remainder of entry later added by TJ in ink, overwriting an indecipherable name he wrote in pencil.
9. Preceding abbreviation and name interlined by TJ. Remainder of entry does not appear in Document VI.
10. Remainder of entry interlined.
11. TJ here canceled “vacant” and added the remainder of the entry.