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To James Madison from John Armstrong, 18 February 1813 (Abstract)

§ From John Armstrong

18 February 1813, War Department. “I have the honor to propose for your approbation the following appointments in the additional Army authorized by the Act of January 29. 1813.”1

RC (DNA: RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 12B-A2); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 107, LSP). RC 2 pp. In a clerk’s hand, signed by Armstrong. The appended list recommended five officers from Ohio, including Duncan McArthur and Lewis Cass to be colonels and William Colgreve to be a major; four New York officers, including Jacob Brown to be a colonel; eight officers from Vermont, including Elias Hasset and Daniel Dana to be colonels; and eight officers from Massachusetts, including Isaac Lane and Joseph D. Learned to be colonels. JM submitted the nominations to the Senate the same day (DNA: RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 12B-A2; printed in Senate Exec. Proceedings description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends , 2:325–26).

1U.S. Statutes at Large description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America … (17 vols.; Boston, 1848–73). description ends , 2:794–96.

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