To the United States Senate
New York September 11th 1789.
Gentlemen of the Senate,
I nominate for the Department of the Treasury of the United States—
Alexander Hamilton (of New York) Secretary.
Nicholas Eveleigh (of So. Carolina) Comptroller.
Samuel Meridith (of Pensylvania) Treasurer.
Oliver Wolcott Junr (of Connecticut) Auditor.
Joseph Nourse (in office) Register.
For the Department of war—
For Judge in the Western Territory, in place of William Barton who declines the appointment.
For Surveyor in the District of Rappahannock, State of Virginia, in place of Staige Davis who declines the appointment—I nominate Peter Kemp.
For Surveyor of Town-Creek in the District of Patuxent, State of Maryland, in place of Robert Young who declines the appointment—I nominate Charles Chilton.
LS, DNA: RG 46, First Congress, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations (on deposit at the Truman Library, Independence, Mo.); LB, DLC:GW. This message was delivered to the Senate by Tobias Lear (DHFC description begins Linda Grant De Pauw et al., eds. Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America, March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791. 20 vols. to date. Baltimore, 1972—. description ends , 2:38).
1. On 11 Sept. the Senate considered these nominations and confirmed Hamilton, Eveleigh, and Meredith. Discussion of the remaining names was “postponed until to Morrow,” when the rest of the nominations, except for Macpherson, were confirmed. Macpherson was confirmed on 18 Sept. (DHFC description begins Linda Grant De Pauw et al., eds. Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America, March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791. 20 vols. to date. Baltimore, 1972—. description ends , 2:38–40,42).