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From George Washington to the United States Senate, 3 May 1792

To the United States Senate

United States [Philadelphia]
May the 3d 1792.

Gentlemen of the Senate,

I nominate the following persons to fill vacancies which have taken place in the late military appointments—to-wit—

Rank. Names. States.
Brigadier General Rufus Putnam Territory of the United States North West of the Ohio—vice Marinus Willett, declined.
Captains of Cavalry Jedediah Rodgers New York—vice John Craig, declined.
Henry Bowyer Virginia—vice Lawrence Manning, declined.
Lieutt of Infantry William Rickard North Carolina vice Thos E. Sumner, declined.
Surgeons Mates Joseph Strong Connecticut—vice Theophilus Elmer, declined.
Joseph Andrews Massachusetts—vice James Mease, declined.
John C. Wallace Pennsylvania—vice John Woodhouse, declined.

Go: Washington

DS, in Tobias Lear’s hand, DNA: RG 46, Second Congress, 1791–1793, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB, DLC:GW.

The Senate read GW’s message on this day, and it considered and concurred with the president’s military nominations on the following day (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 , 1:121–22). Tobias Lear informed Henry Knox of the Senate’s concurrence on 4 May (DLC:GW).

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