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To James Madison from John Armstrong, 22 February 1813 (Abstract)

§ From John Armstrong

22 February 1813, War Department. “I have the honor respectfully to propose for your approbation the following alterations in the list of nominations submitted to the Honorable the Senate of the United States on the 18th. Instant—viz William Colgreve Major, should be William Cotgreave Major—Elias Hasset Colonel, should be Elias Fasset Colonel—and Nathan Phelps1 Major, should be Nathan Phelps Junior Major.”2

RC (DNA: RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 12B-A2); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 107, LSP). RC 1 p. In a clerk’s hand, signed by Armstrong. JM submitted the corrections to the Senate on 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 , 2:327).

1Letterbook copy has “Mathew Phelps,” here and below.

2On 23 Feb. 1813 the Senate approved the nomination of Elias Fasset, and did “advise and consent to all the appointments, agreeably to their nominations respectively, which were not agreed to, except Mathew Phelps, postponed, and William Colgreve, misnamed” (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 , 2:327).

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