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From John Adams to United States Senate, 20 February 1799

February 20. 1799

Gentlemen of the Senate.

I nominate the following List of Officers in the Army

Cavalry.
Lieutenant James V. Ball Captain—vice Van Rensselaer.. appointed Major
First Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers
Major.. Henry Burbeck,,, Lieut. Col. Commdt. vice Rochefontaine dismissed 7. May 1798
Captain Mahton Ford Major vice Burbeck promoted... 7. Ma..1798
Lieutenant Piercy S. Pope Captain vice McRee resigned... 24 April..—
Lieutenant Ebenezer Massey —ditto...vice Ford promoted... 7. May.—
Lieutenant John McClallen ditto... vice Peirce. deceased... 24 July..—
Lieutenant Nehemiah Freeman ditto,... vice Mitchell. do... 6. August.—
Samuel Fowles... Massachusetts. Lieutenant—vice Pope promoted
James House.. Pennsylvania... ditto... vice Massey..do.
David Meredith...  ditto... ditto... vice Hale resigned
Ebenezer Beebe... Connecticut... ditto... vice Guimpe ditto
States Rutledge... South Carolina... ditto... vice McClallen promoted
William Yates... New York... ditto... vice Freeman ditto
Warham Shepard... Massachusetts... ditto... vice Watkins—resigned
James P. Heath... Delaware... ditto... vice Vandyke ditto
Second Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers
George Waterhouse Rhode Island Lieutenant.. vice Dickinson declined
Robert Heaton Jun. New York... ditto... vice Yates...ditto
David Evans Jun. North Carolina... ditto... vice Webster.—ditto
Leonard Williams Vermont... ditto...

John Adams

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

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