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To James Madison from James Monroe, 8 November 1814 (Abstract)

From James Monroe, 8 November 1814 (Abstract)

§ From James Monroe. 8 November 1814, War Department. “I have the honor respectfully to submit for your approbation the following list of appointments in the Army of the United States.1

“I have also to request that the enclosed list of promotions may be substituted for the list of promotions in the Light Artillery and Riflemen now before the Senate, and that the name of Garret E. Pendergrast Hospital Surgeon be withdrawn.”2

RC and enclosures (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. Letterbook copy dated 9 Nov. 1814. JM forwarded the nominations to the Senate on 12 Nov. 1814 (DNA: RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 13B–A3). For enclosures (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 2:581–83), see nn.

1The first enclosure (3 pp.) consisted of sixty-six appointments in various branches of the army, including those of John Branham as chaplain to “Jackson’s Army,” Rowland Madison of Kentucky as an ensign in the Twenty-Eighth Regiment of Infantry, Justus Post as quartermaster general, and Daniel Parker as adjutant and inspector general.

2The second enclosure (3 pp.) listed eight promotions in the light artillery and forty-nine in the four rifle regiments, including those of Capt. Henry R. Graham of the First Rifle Regiment to major in the same regiment, and Capt. Abraham A. Massias of the Fourth Rifle Regiment to major in the First.

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