United States 19th May 1796
Gentlemen of the Senate,
I nominate Rufus King, of New York, to be the minister Plenipotentiary of the United States at the Court of Great Britain, in the room of Thomas Pinckney, who desires to be recalled.
David Humphreys, of Connecticut, to be the minister Plenipotentiary of the United States at the Court of Spain; William Short, the Resident Minister to that Court having having desired to be recalled.
DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.