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I nominate John C. Jones, the present Collector of the port of Nanjemoy in the State of Maryland, to be Collector of the District of Cedar Point, when the Act to provide more effectually for the collection of duties &c. shall take effect. and Jeremiah Jordan to be Surveyor of the Port of Lewellensburg in the State of Maryland. LS , DNA : RG 46, First Congress, 1789–91, Records of Executive...
Just at the close of the last session of Congress, I received from one of the Senators and one of the Representatives of the State of Georgia, an application for a treaty to be held with the tribes or nations of Indians claiming the right of soil to certain lands lying beyond the present temporary boundary line of that State, and which were described in an Act of the Legislature of Georgia...
I nominate Henry Marchant to be Judge, William Channing to be Attorney, and William Peck to be Marshall of the Judicial Court of the United States within the District of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. I likewise nominate the following persons to fill offices in the Revenue Department of the United States, within the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations—viz. Ebenezer...
I nominate Edmund Randolph, to be Secretary of State for the United States; vice Thomas Jefferson, who has resigned. LS , DNA : RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–95, Senate Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB , DLC:GW . The Senate approved Randolph’s nomination on 2 Jan. ( U.S. Senate Executive Journal , 1:144). For Jefferson’s resignation, see his second...
I lay before you a letter from His most Christian Majesty, addressed to the President and Members of Congress of the United States of America. LS , DNA : RG 46, First Congress, 1789–1791, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Foreign Relations; LB , DLC:GW . For the enclosure, see Louis XVI to GW, 11 Sept. 1790 . This letter praised Jefferson’s service in France. It was...
It has been represented by our Minister Plenipotentiary near the French Republic, that such of our commercial relations with France, as may require the support of the United States in detail, cannot be well executed without a Consul-General. Of this I am satisfied; when I consider the extent of the mercantile claims, now depending before the French government; the necessity of bringing into...
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,...
I nominate William Paterson, at present Governor of the State of New Jersey, to be one of the Associate Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States; vice, Thomas Johnson, resigned. LS , DNA : RG 46, Second Congress, 1791–1793, Senate Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB , DLC:GW . For GW’s decision to nominate William Paterson, see Edmund...
I nominate John Quincy Adams, of Massachusetts, to be minister resident of the United States of America, to their High Mightinesses, the States general of the United Netherlands. On the 19 day of Feby 1793 a nomination was made of Edward Fox, as Consul of the United States of America for the port of Falmouth in Great Britain. It now appears that the name of the person, intended to be nominated...
The communications, which I have made to you during your present session, from the dispatches of our Minister in London, contain a serious aspect of our affairs with Great Britain. But as peace ought to be pursued with unremitted zeal, before the last resource, which has so often been the scourge of Nations, and cannot fail to check the advanced prosperity of the United States, is...
I nominate the following persons for promotions and appointments in the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers. Lieutenant George Demlar to be Captain vice Gamble deceased 20. August 1795. Lieutenant Joseph Elliott do vice Wadsworth resigned 19. July 1796. Andrew Marschalk Lieutenant vice Wall declined to take rank from 1. Novemr 1796. Howell Cobb do vice Monuel resigned do do Joseph Campbell
I nominate Albion Cox, to be Assayer for the Mint of the United States. LB , DLC:GW . Albion Cox had been working as the assayer for the U.S. Mint on a temporary basis since the spring of 1793 ( JPP Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797 . Charlottesville, Va., 1981. , 141). The Senate approved Cox’s appointment on 4 April, and GW signed his commission...
I nominate Stephen Moylan, to be Commissioner of Loans for the State of Pennsylvania; vice Thomas Smith, deceased. LS , DNA : RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–95, Senate Records of Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB , DLC:GW . On receiving this message, the Senate “Ordered, That it lie for consideration,” but they took up the nomination the next day and approved...
I nominate the following persons to fill the Offices affixed to their names. viz. In the Judicial Department. William Peery, of the State of Delaware, to be one of the Judges in the Territory of the United States south of the River Ohio. John Stokes to be Judge of the North Carolina District, in place of William R. Davie who has declined his appointment. In the Revenue Department. Samuel...
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 will proceed to take measures for the ransom of our citizens in captivity at Algiers, in conformity with your resolution of advice of the first instant, so soon as the monies necessary shall be appropriated by the Legislature, and shall be in readiness. The recognition of our treaty with the new Emperor of Marocco requires also previous appropriation and provision—the importance of this last...
Officers of the Regiment of Infantry Leiut. Colo. Commandant Josiah Harmar And a Brigadier General by brevet, he having been appointed such by a resolve of Congress of the 31st of July 1787 Majors John Plasgrave Wyllys John F. Hamtramck Captains Jonathan Heart David Zeigler William McCurdy John Mercer David Strong John Smith Joseph Ashton Erkuries Beatty. Lieutenants John Armstrong John Pratt...