Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Dearborn, 31 May 1802

From Henry Dearborn

War Department May 31. 1802.


I take the liberty of proposing for your approbation, Henry B. Brevoort, for an Ensign in the 2d. Regiment of Infantry.

I have the Honor to be with great consideration Sir, Your Mo. Ob. Servt

H. Dearborn

RC (DLC); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Dearborn; at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 31 May and “Henry B. Brevoort to be ensign” and so recorded in SJL. FC (Lb in DNA: RG 107, LSP).

HENRY B. BREVOORT received his ensign’s commission, dated to 7 May 1802, and eventually rose to the rank of major in the United States Army. Settling in the Michigan Territory after the War of 1812, he later served as register of the land office at Detroit and as an Indian agent at Green Bay. He died at Detroit in 1858 (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 , 1:434; 2:24, 199, 525; 3:315, 324; Columbus Daily Ohio Statesman, 11 Apr. 1856, 11 Feb. 1858).

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