Adams Papers

From John Adams to United States Senate, 2 May 1798

United States May 2d 1798

Gentlemen of the Senate

I wish, by the leave of the Senate, to recall my former Message containing Nominations of Officers for the Mississippi Territory, and to nominate others vizt.

Winthrop Sargent, Secretary of the North Western Territory to be Governor.

John Steel of Virginia to be Secretary and

Peter Bryan Bruin of the Mississippi Territory to be the Second Judge and

Daniel Tilton of New Hampshire to be the third Judge of the Mississippi Territory reserving the nomination of the first Judge to another opportunity.

John Adams

DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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