George Washington Papers

From George Washington to United States Senate, 30 May 1796

United States May 30th 1796.

Gentlemen of the Senate,

I nominate Silas Talbot, of New York and John Trumbull, of Connecticut, Agents for the purpose of obtaining the release of impressed american citizens and others sailing under the protection of the american flag, and to execute the other duties prescribed for such agents by the Act of Congress passed on the 28th of the present month entitled "An Act for the relief and protection of american seamen."

I nominate Jacob Mayer, a native Citizen of Pennsylvania, to be consul of the United States at the port of Cape François and its dependences in the Island of St Domingo.

Go: Washington

DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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