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From John Adams to United States Senate, 7 July 1797

United States July 7th 1797—

Gentlemen of the Senate

I nominate Jeremiah Smith of New Hampshire to be Attorney of the United States for that district, in the room of Edward St. Loe Livermore resigned

William Willis a Native Citizen of the United States, to be their Consul for the Republic of Venice

Frederick H. Wallaston of a mercantile House established at Genoa to be Consul of the United States for that Republic

James Leander Cathcart a Citizen of the United States, and many years a Prisoner in Algiers to be Consul general of the United States for the City & Kingdom of Tripoli—Mr: Cathcart was head Christian Clerk for some years to the Dey of Algiers

William Eaton a Native Citizen of the United States (a Captain in their Army in which he has Served about Eight years,) to be Consul of the United States for the City and Kingdom of Tunis—

William Hort to be naval officer for the district of Charleston in South Carolina

John Adams.

DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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