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To Thomas Jefferson from James Monroe, 11 April 1792

From James Monroe

April 11. Senate chamber

Dear Sir

Be so kind as inform me whether in consequence of our conversation respecting the nominations for command of, and inferior appointments in the army, there is any executive calculation on my conduct. An opposition will probably be made to the Commander, but most certainly if there is in the most distant degree, I shall not join in it, especially as tis possible (as it has been hinted by King viz the opposition) it may not bring forward if successful a more suitable person.

Jas. Monroe.

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 11 Apr. 1792 and so recorded in SJL.

Monroe obviously wrote this letter before the Senate this day approved Anthony Wayne’s nomination as commander of the recently reorganized American army without a roll call vote (JEP description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States … to the Termination of the Nineteenth Congress, Washington, D.C., 1828 description ends , i, 119).

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