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I nominate, Ebenezer Tucker, of New Jersey, to be Collector and Inspector of the Revenue for the District of Little Egg harbour in that State. Roger Boyce, of Maryland, to be Collector and Inspector of the Revenue for the district of Havre de Grace, in Maryland. Asa Andrews, of Massachusetts, to be Collector and Inspector of the Revenue for the District of Ipswich in Massachusetts. DNA : RG...
I nominate James A. Thompson to be collector and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Yeocomico in Virginia vice Vincent Redman resigned. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate David Russell of the State of Vermont to be Inspector of South Hero in the District of Vermont. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Rufus King, of New York, to be the minister Plenipotentiary of the United States at the Court of Great Britain, in the room of Thomas Pinckney, who desires to be recalled. David Humphreys, of Connecticut, to be the minister Plenipotentiary of the United States at the Court of Spain; William Short, the Resident Minister to that Court having having desired to be recalled. DNA : RG...
I nominate Oliver Bowen, of Georgia, to be Marshal of the district of Georgia in the room of Thomas Glasscock, resigned. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
In the nominations that were submitted to you on Friday the 17th instant, the name of William Henry Lange of Georgia was inserted, by mistake, contrary to my intention. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate James McDowell to be Inspector of the Revenue for the sixth survey in the District of virginia vice James Brackenridge resigned. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Thomas Nelson to be Attorney for the United States in the District of Virginia, vice Alexander Campbell, who has resigned that Office. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I nominate Benjamin Hawkins, Andrew Pickens and James Winchester, to be Commissioners for ascertaining and marking the Boundary lines, agreeably to Treaties, between the United States and the Indian Nations. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Enoch Sawyer of North Carolina to be Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Plankbridge on Sawyers Creek in North Carolina. Frederick B. Sawyer, of North Carolina, to be Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Newbiggen Creek in North Carolina. Levy Blount, of North Carolina to be Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Plymouth in North Carolina. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I nominate Simeon De Witt, of New York, to be Surveyor General. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate John Quincy Adams, at present Minister Resident of the United States at the Hague, to be their Minister Plenipotentiary at Lisbon. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I nominate Nicholas Rousselet of the State of New Hampshire to be Consul for the United States of America at the Colony of Essequebo and Demarara. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate John McIntosh to be Collector and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Brunswick, in the State of Georgia, in the room of Christopher Hillary deceased: and Stephen Skinner to be Surveyor and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Hartford in the State of North Carolina, in the room of Josiah Murdaugh resigned. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate James Simpson, at present Consul of the United States at Gibraltar, to be their consul for the Kingdom of Morocco. John S.M. Matthieu, to be their Consul at the City of Naples. Francis Coffyn, to be their Consul at Dunkirk. James Holmes, to be their Consul at Belfast in the Kingdom of Ireland. George Knox, to be their Consul at Kingston upon Hull in England. DNA : RG 46—Records of...
I nominate Robert Troup of New–York to be District Judge for the United States, in the District of New–York, vice John Laurance who has resigned. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Charles Marsh, of Vermont, to be Attorney for the United States in the District of Vermont; vice Amos Marsh, resigned. and Joseph Cloud, of the State of Delaware, to be Melter & Refiner at the Mint of the United States. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Anthony Walton White of New Jersey to be Surveyor for the agred Port of New Brunswick and Inspector of the Revenue for the same. DNA .
I nominate Nicholas Way, of the State of Delaware, to be Treasurer of the Mint of the United States; vice Tristram Dalton, who has resigned. LB , DLC:GW . Nicholas Way (c.1747-1797) was a physician and member of the American Philosophical Society.
I nominate William Vans Murray of Maryland to be Minister Resident of the United States of America to the United Netherlands. Allan McLean of Delaware, to be Collector for the District of Delaware and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Wilmington. John Gibbons of Georgia, to be Surveyor for the Port of Savannah and Inspector of the Revenue for the same. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S....
I nominate Harrison Gray Otis, of Massachusetts, to be the Attorney of the United States for that District. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
Herewith I lay before you, a letter from the Attorney General of the United States relative to compensation to the Attornies of the United States in the several districts; which is recommended to your consideration. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I nominate David Russell of the State of Vermont to be Collector of South Hero in the District of Vermont, vice Stephen Heyes, superseded. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The President of the United States to Senator for the State of . It appearing to me proper that the Senate of the United States should be convened on Saturday the fourth day of March instant; You are desired to attend in the Chamber of the Senate on that day at eleven OClock in the forenoon to receive any communications which the President of the United States may then have to lay before You,...
United States Gentlemen of the Senate. September 29th 1789. I nominate William Carmichael as Charge des affaires from the United States of America to the Court of Spain. LS , DNA : RG 46, First Congress, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations.
I thank you for your address, and for the assurances, which it contains of attention to the several Matters suggested by me to your consideration. Relying on the continuance of your exertions for the public good, I anticipate, for our Country, the salutary effects of upright and prudent Counsels. LB , DLC:GW . For the address of the Senate, see GW to the United States Senate and House of...
I nominate Philip Burr Bradley of Connecticut, to be Marshal of and for the Connecticut district, continued, the legal term of his former appointment having expired. LS , DNA : RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–95, Senate Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB , DLC:GW . For Bradley’s original nomination to this position, see GW to U.S. Senate, 24 Sept. 1789...
United States [New York] Gentlemen of the Senate, May 31st 1790 M. de Poiery served in the American Army for several of the last years of the late war, as Secretary to Major General the Marquis de la Fayette, and might probably at that time have obtained the Commission of Captain from Congress upon application to that Body. At present he is an officer in the French National Guards, and...
An unexpected circumstance having obliged Jeremiah Wadsworth, to decline his appointment of Commissioner to hold a Treaty with the Cohnawaga Indians, stiling themselves the seven Nations of Canada; I now nominate Abraham Ogden Commissioner to hold the said Treaty. It having become necessary to remove Sylvanus Walker, Inspector of the Revenue for the third Survey in the district of South...
I lay before you the communications of a deputation from the Cherokee Nation of Indians now in this City. And I request your advice, whether an additional Article shall be made to the Cherokee treaty, to the following effect—to wit. That the sum to be paid annually by the United States to the Cherokee nation of Indians, in consideration of the relinquishment of lands, as stated in the treaty...
I submit to your consideration the report of the Secretary of State which accompanies this, stating the reasons for extending the negotiation proposed at Madrid to the subject of commerce, and explaining, under the form of instructions to the Commissioners lately appointed to that Court, the principles on which commercial arrangements with Spain might, if desired on her part, be acceded to on...
I nominate the following persons to fill the offices annexed to their names respectively—namely— Nathaniel Rogers, to be Marshal of the New-Hampshire District; vice John Parker, deceased. Alexander Moore, to be Surveyor of the Port of West Point, in Virginia; vice John Spotswood Moore, who has resigned his appointmt. Charles Brown, to be Collector of the Port of George Town, in South Carolina;...
United States [New York] Gentlemen of the Senate January 11th 1790. I have directed Mr Lear, my private Secretary, to lay before you a copy of the adoption and ratification of the Constitution of the United States by the State of North Carolina, together with the copy of a letter from His Excellency Samuel Johnson President of the Convention of said State to the President of the United States....
I nominate John Boyd, of Northumberland, to be Inspector of the Revenue for Survey No. 2 in the District of Pennsylvania; vice James Collins: and John Driver, of Virginia, to be Surveyor for the Port of Suffolk; and Inspector of the Revenue for the same port; vice Samuel Riddick; resigned. LS , DNA : RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–95, Senate Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s...
I nominate Woodbury Langdon of the State of New Hampshire to be one of the Commissioners for settling the Accounts between the United States and individual States, in place of John Taylor Gilman who has resigned his appointment—and William Gardner to be Commissioner of Loans in the State of New Hampshire, in place of Nathaniel Gilman who has declined his appointment. LS , DNA : RG 46, First...
I nominate Edward Church of Georgia, heretofore appointed but not received as Consul for the United States at Bilboa, to be Consul for the United States at the Port of Lisbon in the Kingdom of Portugal, and for such other parts within the allegiance of her most Faithful Majesty as shall be nearer to the said port, than to the residence of any other Consul, or Vice-Consul of the United States...
Application having been made to me, to permit a treaty to be held with the Seneka Nation of Indians, to effect the purchase of a parcel of their land under a preemption right derived from the State of Massachusetts and situated within the State of New York, and it appearing to me reasonable that such opportunity should be afforded, provided, the negociation shall be conducted at the expence of...
The Act for the admission of the State of Vermont into this Union having fixed on this, as the day of its admission, it was thought that this would also be the first day on which any Officer of the Union might legally perform any act of authority relating to that State. I therefore required your attendance to receive nominations of the several Officers necessary to put the federal Government...
The following appointments have been made in the Army of the United States, during the recess of the Senate; and I now nominate the following persons to fill the Offices annexed to their names respectively. Artillery Peter L. Van Alen to be Lieutenant; vice [Dirck] Schuyler, resigned; to take rank from 6th Septr 1792. Infantry Alexander Gibson to be Captain vice William Lewis declined. Howell...
I lay before you a representation of the Chargé des Affaires of France, made by order of his Court, on the Acts of Congress of the 20th of July 1789, and 1790 imposing an extra tonnage on foreign Vessels, not excepting those of that Country; together with the Report of the Secretary of State thereon: and I recommend the same to your consideration, that I may be enabled to give to it such...
I nominate the following persons to fill vacancies which have taken place in the late military appointments—to-wit— Rank . Names . States . Brigadier General Rufus Putnam Territory of the United States North West of the Ohio—vice Marinus Willett, declined. Captains of Cavalry Jedediah Rodgers New York—vice John Craig, declined. Henry Bowyer Virginia—vice Lawrence Manning, declined. Lieutt of...
Pursuant to the powers vested in me by the Act intitled “An Act repealing after the last day of June next the duties heretofore laid upon distilled Spirits imported from Abroad, and laying others in their stead, and also upon Spirits distilled within the United States, and for appropriating the same”, I have thought fit to divide the United States into the following Districts—namely— The...
United States [New York] Gentlemen of the Senate, June 23d 1790 In my nomination of persons for Consular appointments on the 4th of the present month, the name of James instead of Joseph Fenwick was by mistake laid before you to be Consul for the port of Bourdeaux. LB , DLC:GW . See GW to the U.S. Senate, 4 June 1790 .
Information having been received from Thomas Auldjo, who was appointed Vice Consul of the United States at Cowes in Great Britain, that his Commission has not been recognized by that Government, because it is a Port at which no foreign Consul has yet been received, and that it has been intimated to him, that his Appointment to the Port of Poole and parts nearer to that than to the residence of...
The Office of Surveyor of the Port of Suffolk, in the State of Virginia, having become vacant by the resignation of Benjamin Bartlett, I nominate Lemuel Reddick to be Surveyor of said Port. LB , DLC:GW . Lemuel Riddick, Jr., had been recommended to GW for this appointment by Josiah Parker on 19 Dec. 1791. Tobias Lear delivered the nomination on 29 Dec., and the Senate confirmed Riddick’s...
A Convention between his most Christian Majesty and the United States for the purposes of determining and fixing the functions and prerogatives of their respective Consuls, Vice Consuls, Agents and Commissaries, was signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries on the 29th of July 1784. It appearing to the late Congress that certain alterations in that Convention ought to be made, they...
I nominate Jabez Bowen to be Commissioner of Loans in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. and Daniel Benezet Junior to be Collector of the Port of Great Egg Harbour in the State of New Jersey. LS , DNA : RG 46, First Congress, 1789–91, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB , DLC:GW . A “c” was written in a different hand after each...
I nominate Richard Peters to be District Judge of the Pennsylvania District: vice William Lewis, who has resigned his Appointment. DS , DNA : RG 46, Second Congress, 1791–1793, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations. For the background to this appointment, see William Lewis to GW, 8 July 1791, in Edmund Randolph to GW, 13 July 1791, n.1 , and Timothy...
I nominate Benjamin Lincoln, of Massachusetts—Beverly Randolph, of Virginia—and Timothy Pickering, of Pennsylvania, to be Commissioners on the part of the United States, for holding a Conference or Treaty with the hostile Indians, agreeably to the proposal of said Indians. LS , in Tobias Lear’s writing, DNA : RG 46, Second Congress, 1791–1793, Senate Records of Executive Proceedings,...
The pleasure, expressed by the Senate, on my reelection to the station, which I fill, commands my sincere and warmest acknowledgments. If this be an event, which promises the smallest addition to the happiness of our country, as it is my duty, so shall it be my study to realize the expectation. The decided approbation, which the Proclamation now receives from your house, by completing the...