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In addition to the nomination which I made yesterday, of Benjamin Lincoln, as one of three Commissioners to be employed to negociate a Treaty with the Southern Indians, I now nominate Cyrus Griffin and David Humphreys, as the two other Commissioners to be employed to negociate the before mentioned Treaty. LS , DNA : RG 46, First Congress, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB , DLC:GW...
The President of the United States will meet the Senate, in the Senate Chamber, at half past eleven oclock tomorrow; to advise with them on the terms of the Treaty to be negotiated with the Southern Indians. LS , DNA : RG 46, First Congress, President’s Messages—Indian Relations; LB , DLC:GW . Tobias Lear delivered this message to the Senate ( DHFC, Linda Grant De Pauw et al., eds. Documentary...
To conciliate the powerful tribes of Indians in the southern district, amounting probably to fourteen thousand fighting men, and to attach them firmly to the United States, may be regarded as highly worthy of the serious attention of government. The measure includes, not only peace and security to the whole southern frontier, but is calculated to form a barrier against the Colonies of an...
I nominate for the Department of the Treasury of the United States— Alexander Hamilton (of New York) Secretary. Nicholas Eveleigh (of So. Carolina) Comptroller. Samuel Meridith (of Pensylvania) Treasurer. Oliver Wolcott Junr (of Connecticut) Auditor. Joseph Nourse (in office) Register. For the Department of war— Henry Knox. For Judge in the Western Territory, in place of William Barton who...
United States, 16 September 1789. Nominates Lemuel Wyatt as collector of customs for Reheboth, Massachusetts. LS , DNA : RG 46, First Congress, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB , DLC:GW . This message was delivered to the Senate by Tobias Lear. Wyatt’s appointment was confirmed by the Senate on the same day ( DHFC Linda Grant De Pauw et al., eds....
It doubtless is important that all treaties and compacts formed by the United States with other nations whether civilized or not, should be made with caution, and executed with fidelity. It is said to be the general understanding and practice of nations, as a check on the mistakes and indiscretions of ministers or Commissioners, not to consider any treaty, negociated, and signed by such...
I nominate for the Supreme-Court of the United States John Jay of New York, Chief-Justice John Rutledge, of South Carolina, James Wilson, of Pennsylvania, Associate Judges
I nominate James Duane, Judge } for the District William S. Smith, Marshall of Richard Harrison, Attorney New-York. David Brearly, Judge, } for the District Thomas Lowry, Marshall, of Richard Stockton, Attorney New-Jersey. and I likewise nominate Thomas Jefferson for Secretary of State Edmund Randolph for Attorney-General Samuel Osgood for Post Master-General
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.
United-States Gentlemen of the Senate, September 29th 1789. Agreeably to the act of Congress for adapting the establishment of the Troops in public service to the Constitution of the United States, I nominate the Persons, specified in the enclosed list, to be the commissioned Officers thereof. This nomination differs from the existing arrangement only in the following cases—to wit. Lieutenant...