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To James Madison from James Monroe, 16 December 1814 (Abstract)

From James Monroe, 16 December 1814 (Abstract)

§ From James Monroe. 16 December 1814, War Department. “The Senate having declined confirming the promotions of Captains Graham & Massias of the 1st. Rifle Regiment, the confirmation of the other promotions in the Rifle Regiment, conformably to the list now before the Senate, would be irregular.1 I have, therefore, the honor, in lieu of it, to propose the enclosed list.”2

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 13B–A3; letterbook copy (DNA: RG 107, LSP). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Monroe. JM forwarded the nominations to the Senate on 17 Dec. 1814 (DNA: RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 13B–A3). For enclosure, see n. 2.

2The enclosure (2 pp.; 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 2:596) listed thirty-four promotions in the first, third, and fourth rifle regiments.

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