To the United States Senate
United States [Philadelphia]
November 19th 1792
Gentlemen of the Senate
The following appointments have been made in the Army of the United States, during the recess of the Senate; and I now nominate the following persons to fill the Offices annexed to their names respectively.1
|Artillery||Peter L. Van Alen to be Lieutenant; vice [Dirck] Schuyler, resigned; to take rank from 6th Septr 1792.2|
|Infantry||Alexander Gibson to be Captain vice William Lewis declined.|
|Howell Lewis3 to be Captain vice [Hugh] Caperton declined.|
|William Preston4 to be Captain vice [William] Lowder declined.|
|John Cummin[g]s to be Captain vice [William] Powers declined.|
|Jonathan Taylor to be Ensign vice [Baker] Davidson declined.|
|Andrew Shanklin to be Ensign vice [James] Hawkins declined.5|
ADS (facsimile), sold by R. M. Smythe & Co., Inc., catalog 164, item 347,12 June 1997; LB, DLC:GW.
1. Earlier on this date Henry Knox sent GW a list containing these nominations (DLC:GW).
3. This nominee was probably Howell Lewis (b. 1759) of Goochland County, Va. (see Sorley, Lewis of Warner Hall, description begins Merrow Egerton Sorley, comp. Lewis of Warner Hall: The History of a Family . . .. 1935. Reprint. Baltimore, 1979. description ends 445–47, 483–84).
5. The Senate approved these nominations on 21 Nov. 1792 (see 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 1:126), and on that date Tobias Lear sent Knox notification of the Senate’s confirmations (DLC:GW).