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From George Washington to the U.S. Senate, 26 January 1796

To the United States Senate

[Philadelphia] United States
Janry 26. 1796.

Gentlemen of the Senate,

I nominate William Cushing, of Massachusetts, to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Samuel Chase, of Maryland, to be one of the associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States; vice John Blair resigned and

James McHenry, of Maryland to be Secretary for the Department of War.1

Go: Washington

Copy, DLC:GW.

1The Senate approved these nominations on 27 Jan. (Senate Executive Journal, description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America: From the commencement of the First, to the termination of the Nineteenth Congress. Vol. 1. Washington, D.C., 1828. description ends 198).

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