George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate, 8 May 1792

To the United States Senate

United States [Philadelphia]
May the 8th 1792.

Gentlemen of the Senate,

I nominate the following persons for appointments and promotions in the Army of the United States.

Appointed Otho H. Williams, of Maryland, to be Brigadier General, vice Morgan, declined.
Promoted William Winston to be Captain, vice Watts, declined.
Tarleton Fleming to be Lieutenant, vice Winston, promoted.
Appointed John Webb Junr, of Virginia, to be Cornet, vice Fleming, promoted.

The following corrections in the names of former Appointments are requested to be made.1

Major George M. Bedinger instead of Henry Bedinger.
Lieutenant Samuel Cochran instead of Robert Cochran.
Ensign Andrew Marschalk instead of John Marschalk.

Go: Washington

DS, in Tobias Lear’s hand, DNA: RG 46, Second Congress, 1791–1793, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB, DLC:GW.

The Senate read, considered, and consented to GW’s nominations on this day (Executive Journal, description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America: From the commencement of the First, to the termination of the Nineteenth Congress. Vol. 1. Washington, D.C., 1828. description ends 1:123–24).

1The mistakes had been introduced by GW in his messages to the Senate of 14 Mar. (Cochran) and 9 April (Bedinger and Marschalk).

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