George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate, 3 January 1791

To the United States Senate

United States January 3rd 1791.

Gentlemen of the Senate.

I nominate Abraham Ogden to be Attorney for the United States in the District of New Jersey, in place of Richard Stockton who has resigned.

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LS, DNA: RG 46, First Congress, 1789–1791, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB, DLC:GW.

Abraham Ogden (1743–1798), an attorney, served as an officer in the New Jersey militia from 1776 to 1779 and as a member of the New Jersey legislature in 1790. His nomination was presented to the Senate on 3 Jan. 1791 by Lear and was confirmed the next day (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 2:102). Ogden served until 1798.

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