Thomas Jefferson Papers

Notes on Patronage in New Hampshire, 10 November 1801

Notes on Patronage in New Hampshire

Nov. 10. Woodbury Langdon proposes the following changes.
Cilley the present Marshal to be removed. a violent, inveterate tory, appointed by the influence of Rogers, former Marshal, has lately appointed a high toned federalist for his deputy.
William Simmonds recommended in his place by John & Woodb. Langdon.
Rogers the Supervisor to be removed. he was a violent Revolutionary tory. he was the ringleader of the 16. towns on Connecticut river, who were prevailed on to join Vermont in going over to the British.
he has spent half his time in electioneering activity. still mounts & glories in an enormous cockade
Nathanl. Folsome to be Naval officer vice Edwd. St. Loe Livermore.

MS (DLC: TJ Papers, 108:18524); entirely in TJ’s hand; on same sheet and follows Notes on Candidates for Public Office, 23 Dec. 1800.

For the appointment of Woodbury Langdon as navy agent at Portsmouth in May 1801, see John Langdon to TJ, 10 June.

Michael McClary was appointed marshal in April 1802 in place of Bradbury Cilley, whose commission had expired. John Langdon recommended McClary at that time (Madison, Papers, Sec. of State Ser. description begins J. C. A. Stagg, ed., The Papers of James Madison, Secretary of State Series, Charlottesville, 1986–, 8 vols. description ends , 3:106–7; 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, 3 vols. description ends , 1:422–3).

Nathaniel Rogers served as the federal marshal of New Hampshire from 1791 until 1798, when John Adams appointed him supervisor of the revenue for the New Hampshire district. He remained in office until accounts were settled after the repeal of the internal taxes in 1802 (JS description begins Journal of the Senate of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1820–21, 5 vols. description ends , 1:89–90, 262; Gallatin, Papers description begins Carl E. Prince and Helene E. Fineman, eds., The Papers of Albert Gallatin, microfilm edition in 46 reels, Philadelphia, 1969, and Supplement, Barbara B. Oberg, ed., reels 47–51, Wilmington, Del., 1985 description ends , 7:261; 47:1026).

The Senate approved the appointment of Nathaniel Folsom (Folsome) as naval officer at Portsmouth in March 1802 (JS description begins Journal of the Senate of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1820–21, 5 vols. description ends , 1:409–10).

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