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To James Madison from William Eustis, 9 April 1810 (Abstract)

§ From William Eustis

9 April 1810, War Department. Through a spelling error the president appointed Henry M. Gilman, instead of Henry M. Gilham, as an ensign in the Seventh Infantry in May 1808. Since Gilham’s acceptance was not received until 5 Jan. 1809, his name was never sent to the Senate, but he has done service and drawn pay. Asks JM to nominate Gilham to correct the error.

RC (DLC); FC (PHi: Daniel Parker Papers); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 107, LSP). RC 1 p. In a clerk’s hand, signed by Eustis. JM followed Eustis’s recommendation, but the Senate rejected Gilham on 26 Apr. (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 , 2:147).

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