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