Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Dearborn, 19 February 1803

From Henry Dearborn

War Department
19. February 1803


I take the liberty of proposing to your consideration the following promotions (viz)

2d. Lieut: Bartholomew D. Armistead, 2d. Regt. of Infantry, to be 1st. Lieut: vice, 1st. Lieut. Samuel Lane, resigned 12th. August 1802.

2d. Lieut: Benjamin Wilkinson, 2d. Regt. of Infantry, to be 1st. Lieut: vice, 1st. Lieut: G. Barde dismissed the service

Ensign Josiah Taylor 2d. Regt. of Infantry, to be 2d. Lieutenant vice, 2d. Lieut: B. D. Armistead promoted.

Ensign William L. Chew, 2d. Regt. Infantry, to be 2d. Lieutenant, vice, 2d. Lieut: Benja. Wilkinson promoted.

Should the above suggested promotions meet your approbation, I have to request that the names of Cordiah N. Daniel, and Jonathan H. Sparhawk, who were appointed during the last recess of Congress, Surgeons Mates in the Army, may be added to the list to be sent to the Senate for confirmation.

I am, Sir, with great respect, Yr: Obt: Servant

H. Dearborn

RC (DLC); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Dearborn; at foot of text: “The President of the U. States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 22 Feb. and so recorded in SJL; also endorsed by TJ: “Nominations”; on verso in another clerk’s hand: “Sparhawk—N. Hampshire Daniel—Mississippi Territory.” FC (Lb in DNA: RG 107, LSP).

TJ included the above promotions and nominations in his message to the Senate of 1 Mch. 1803.

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