Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Dearborn, 18 May 1803

From Henry Dearborn

War Department May 18th. 1803.


I have the honor to propose Doctor Joseph Macrary for a Surgeons Mate in the Army of the United States.

Accept Sir, the assurances &c.

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

macrary: probably Joseph McCreery (Macrery) of Delaware, who had been recommended to TJ in 1802 for appointment to the marine hospital at New Orleans. Upon receiving his commission, he was ordered to Washington in the Mississippi Territory, where he resigned in October 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 , 1:661; Dearborn to McCreery, 19 May, 7 Nov. 1803, in DNA: RG 107, LSMA; Vol. 37:247–9, 350–1).

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