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From George Washington to the United States Senate, 2 January 1794

To the United States Senate

United States 2d January 1794.

Gentlemen of the Senate,

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.1

Go: Washington

LS, DNA: RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–95, Senate Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB, DLC:GW.

1For Bradley’s original nomination to this position, see GW to U.S. Senate, 24 Sept. 1789. Section 27 of “An Act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States,” 24 Sept. 1789, specifies that federal marshals shall be appointed “for the term of four years” (Stat description begins Richard Peters, ed. The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845 . . .. 8 vols. Boston, 1845-67. description ends . 1:87). GW had first submitted Bradley’s reappointment in his letter to the Senate of 27 Dec. 1793, but an error in Bradley’s name necessitated another nomination letter. The Senate confirmed Bradley’s reappointment on 2 Jan. (Senate Executive Journal, 143–45).

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