Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Dearborn, 14 April 1806

From Henry Dearborn

War Department
April 14, 1803


I have the honor to propose the following persons for appointments in the Army of the United States (Viz)

Henry B. Jackson to be 2d Lieut. of Artillerists
Samuel W. Sayre Ensign of the 2d Regt of Infty
Louis C. Bayly    ditto
William P. Clyma    ditto
Julius F. Heileman Cadet of Artillerists
William McRea    Ditto
   Sandwich Surgeons Mate

Accept Sir the assurances &c

FC (Lb in DNA: RG 107, LSP).

On 14 April, Dearborn informed Henry B. jackson, Samuel W. sayre, Louis C. bayly, William P. clyma, Julius F. heileman, William McRee (mcrea), and Thomas K. sandwich that the president had approved their respective appointments (FCs in Lb in DNA: RG 107, LSMA; Dearborn to Sandwich, 1 June 1803, in same). Jackson and Bayly resigned within months, however, and only Sayre and Clyma were included in TJ’s list of military nominations sent to the Senate on 18 Nov. 1803 (Heitman, Dictionary description begins Francis B. Heitman, comp., Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, Washington, D.C., 1903, 2 vols. description ends , 1:201, 312, 520, 567, 682, 863; 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 , 1:458).

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