To the Senate
Gentlemen of the Senate
I nominate the following persons to office, as respectively stated.
David Latimore of the Missisipi territory to be a member of the legislative council thereof, in the place of Adam Bingaman who declined qualifying; the said David Latimer being one of two persons nominated by the House of Representatives of the sd territory for appointment in the place of the said Adam Bingaman.
John Taylor of New York to be a Commissioner to hold a treaty between the state of New York and the Saint Regis Indians, on matters concerning the state of New York, as explained in a letter from the Governor of New York, an abstract1 of which is inclosed. also to be a Commissioner to hold a Convention between the Seneca Indians and the Agent of the Holland land company, for the purpose of reconveying to the Senecas certain parcels of their former lands as explained in a letter from the said agent, a copy of which is inclosed.
James Leander Cathcart, heretofore Consul at Tripoli, to be Consul at Algiers instead of Richard Obrian who desires to return.
William Jarvis of Massachusets to be Consul at Lisbon instead of John Bulkeley.
George Washington Mcelroy to be Consul at Teneriffe, instead of John Culnan who has abandoned the place.
Henry Molier of Maryland, to be Consul of Corunna.
William Riggin of Maryland to be Consul of Trieste in the place of John Lamson
Joseph Barnes a citizen of the US. now in Messina, to be Consul for the island of Sicily.
John M. Forbes of Massachusets to be Consul at Hamburg in the place of Joseph Pitcairn.
John Appleton of Massachusets to be Consul at Calais.
Bartholomew Dandridge of Virginia to be Commercial agent at Port Republicain in St. Domingo.2
Robert Young of Columbia to be Commercial agent at the Havanna in the place of John Morton resigned.
Timothy Bloodworth of N. Carolina, to be Collector for the district of Wilmington in that state in place of Griffith John Mcrea, dead.
John Slocum of Rhode island to be Surveyor of the port of Newport in that state in place of Daniel Lyman.
John Cross Jnr. of Rhode island to be Surveyor of the port of Pawcatuck, in that state, in place of George Stillman.
|William Rogers of Maryland||to be Surgeon’s mates in the navy of the US.|
|Alexander Williams of Columbia|
|John A. Smith of Columbia.|
|Joseph W. New of Virginia.|
Feb. 1. 1802.
RC (DNA: RG 46, EPEN, 7th Cong., 1st sess.); endorsed by a Senate clerk; notations in margin by a Senate clerk on the disposition of nominations not reproduced here. PrC (DLC); with one entry interlined in ink (see note 2 below). Recorded in SJL with notation “nominations.” Enclosures: (1) Abstract of George Clinton to Henry Dearborn, 26 Nov. 1801. (2) Paul Busti, agent of the Holland Land Company, to James Madison, 27 Dec. 1801 (Trs both in DNA: RG 46, EPIR, 7th Cong., 1st sess.; see Dearborn to TJ, 8 Jan.).
David Lattimore (Latimore, Latimer) was a Norfolk physician who moved to Natchez around 1801. William C. C. Claiborne described him as uniting “pure Republicanism, handsome Talents & an Honest Heart” (Madison, Papers, Sec. of State Ser., 2:482; 3:159). John Adams had nominated Adam Bingaman to the legislative council of the Mississippi Territory on 23 Dec. 1800 (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 , 1:363).
John Bulkeley: that is, Thomas Bulkeley, who was appointed consul general for Portugal in 1797 (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 , 1:248).
In his lists of appointments and removals, TJ included Daniel Lyman and George Stillman among the Federalists to be removed for “using the weight of their official influence to oppose the order of things established” (Vol. 33:672).
Meriwether Lewis delivered this communication to the Senate on 2 Feb. Two days later, the Senate confirmed the nominations of Lattimore, Molier, Forbes, Dandridge, Young, Slocum, and the four navy appointees. The Senate referred the nomination of John Tayler to a committee (see Henry Dearborn to TJ, 8 Jan. 1802) and ordered the remainder of the nominations to lie for consideration. They were confirmed on 9 and 10 Feb. (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 , 1:405–7).
1. TJ first wrote “a copy” before altering the phrase to read as above.
2. Entry interlined. Entry interlined in ink in PrC.