To the United States Senate
February 25. 1795.
Gentlemen of the Senate.
I nominate the following persons for promotions and appointments in the Army of the United States.
|Stephen Rochefontaine||Lieutenant Colonel Commandt|
|John Jacob Ulrick Rivardi||ditto|
|Constant Freeman junior Massachusetts||ditto|
|Abimael Youngs Nicol||Captain 29th Novem. 1794 vice Taylor resigned|
|Staats Morris||ditto||vice Williamson declined1|
|John M. Lovell||Massachusetts||Lieutenant to fill a vacancy occasioned
by an original appointmt
|Peter Talman||New Jersey||ditto||vice Grayson deceased|
|Joseph Guimpe||ditto||vice Carter deceased|
|John Saunders||Virginia||ditto||vice Coleman declined|
|Nathaniel Cudworth||Massachusetts||ditto||vice Nicoll promoted|
|Thomas Underwood||Virginia||ditto||vice Smith resigned|
|First Sub Legion2|
|Bezaleel Howe||Major||20th October 1794||vice Hughes resigned|
|Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne. Lieutenant 30 June||vice Gaines promoted|
|John Breck||ditto||ditto||vice Shomberg ditto|
|Edmund Taylor||ditto||1 July||vice Wade ditto|
|Elijah Strong||ditto||6 July||vice Bird ditto|
|Rezin Webster||ditto||11 July||vice Montfort resigned|
|Second Sub Legion|
|Andrew Marschalk||Captain 20th October 1794||vice Howe promoted|
|Howell Cobb||Lieutenant||vice Younghusband deceased|
|Joseph Campbell||ditto||20th October 1794||vice Marschalk promoted|
|Third Sub Legion.|
|Levi McClean||Lieutenant 30 June 1794||vice Craig killed|
|Fourth Sub Legion|
|Richard Butler||Lieutenant 20 August 1794||vice Towles killed|
LS, DNA: RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–95, Senate Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB, DLC:GW.
On 26 Feb. the Senate approved all these nominations except that of Constant Freeman, Jr., which was “postponed for further inquiry.” Freeman’s appointment was approved on 28 Feb. (Senate 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 , 174).
2. Because the nominations for the First Sub Legion failed to account for the resignation of Capt. James Clay, the issuance of commissions to the five lieutenants was suspended until GW sent revised nominations to the Senate on 12 June.