Nov. 23. 1807.
To the Senate of the United States
Some circumstance, which cannot now be ascertained, induced a belief that an Act had passed, at the last session of Congress, for establishing a Surveyor & Inspector of revenue for the port of Stonington in Connecticut; & commissions were signed appointing Jonathan Palmer of Connecticut to those offices. the error was discovered at the Treasury, and the commissions were retained: but not having been notified to me, I renewed the nomination in my message of the 9th. instant to the Senate. in order to correct the error, I have cancelled the temporary commissions, and now revoke the nomination which I made of the said Jonathan Palmer to the Senate.
DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.