List of Candidates for Appointments
[ca. 24 Apr. 1802]
|<Wm. Cutting of N. Y. to be a Commr. bkrptcy of N. Y.>|
|[Robert Champlin Gardiner of R.I. to be Consul at Gothenburg|
|3||Michael Mc.Clary of N.H. to be Marshal. v Bradbury Cilley expird.|
|Wm. Stewart Pensva. to be Consul at Smyrna.|
|1.||John Steele late Secy. of the Missi. T. to be Secretary|
|2||Edwd. Harris of N.C. to be judge of the 5th. circuit v. Hen. Potter appd District judge|
|<collector at the port of Erie, vice> Thos. Forster|
|Robt Anderson New of Kentucky collector for Louisville Kentucky vice Jas. Mc.Connel|
|2||Silas Crane of N.J. to be collector of Little Egg harbor N.J. v. Wm. Watson|
|1||Walter Nichols of R.I. to be Naval officer at Newport vice Croke|
|5||Thos. Worthington of N.W.T. to be Supervisor of the N.W. district|
|<Thos. N. Brickell of N.C. to be Surveyor of the port of Winton N.C. vice Laurence Moody absent in Europe many years.>|
|3||James L. Shannonhouse of N.C. to be Surveyor of the port of Newbegun creek in the district of Cambden N.C. vice Frederick Sawyer who has removed qu. if Inspector also|
|4||Benjamin Cheney to be Surveyor of the port of Beaufort N.C.
v. Easton dead. qu. if Inspector also
|6||David Duncan to be Inspector of the port of Michillimakinac.|
|<Andrew Lyle of N.J. to be Surveyor of the customs at Brunswick N.J qu if Inspector also>|
<Abraham D. Abrahams of Georgia. to be Military Agent in Georgia>
Jared Mansfield of Connecticut. to be Captn. in corps of engineers.
|Peter Gansevoort of N.Y. to be military agent for the||Northern departmt|
|Wm. Linnard of Pensva to be do.||Middle do.|
|Abraham D. Abrahams to be do.||Southern do.|
|Simeon Knight.||Vermont. to be||ensign in the||1st. regimt of infantry|
|George T. Ross.||Pensva.||do.||2d do.|
MS (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 6:0087); entirely in TJ’s hand; undated, but see below; perhaps compiled in several sittings; arranged in two columns, with entries for “State” and “Treasury” in the left column.
TJ evidently requested that the Heads of Departments send recommendations for appointments to be acted on by the Senate before the close of the session. Dearborn sent his nominations in letters to TJ of 9, 16, and 17 Apr. The arrangement of the War Department nominations in the list above indicates that the president did not start the list until he had all of Dearborn’s recommendations. Gallatin was probably the last to provide candidates. It was the subject of his letter to TJ of 24 Apr. At the end of the letter Gallatin provided information, which prompted TJ to cancel the nomination of Thomas N. Brickell. See TJ to the Senate, 27 Apr., for the final list of nominations.
On 13 Apr., Brockholst Livingston wrote the secretary of state recommending William CUTTING, a New York City attorney who had married into the Livingston family, as a commissioner of bankruptcy. The appointment did not require Senate approval. Cutting did not receive the appointment (RC in DNA: RG 59, LAR, endorsed by TJ: “Livingston Brockhorst, to mr Madison Wm. Cutting of N.Y. to be Commr. bkrptcy”; Madison, Papers description begins William T. Hutchinson, Robert A. Rutland, J. C. A. Stagg, and others, eds., The Papers of James Madison, Chicago and Charlottesville, 1962–, 32 vols. Sec. of State Ser., 1986–, 8 vols. Pres. Ser., 1984–, 6 vols. Ret. Ser., 2009–, 1 vol. description ends , Sec. of State Ser., 3:127). MICHAEL MC.CLARY: John Langdon wrote Madison on 6 Apr. recommending McClary, who served as a state senator and adjutant general of New Hampshire, as marshal. He received the appointment and served in the position until the year of his death (RC in DNA: RG 59, LAR, endorsed by TJ: “<mr Langdon to mr Madison> Michael McClary to be Marshal v. Cilley expired”; Madison, Papers description begins William T. Hutchinson, Robert A. Rutland, J. C. A. Stagg, and others, eds., The Papers of James Madison, Chicago and Charlottesville, 1962–, 32 vols. Sec. of State Ser., 1986–, 8 vols. Pres. Ser., 1984–, 6 vols. Ret. Ser., 2009–, 1 vol. description ends , Sec. of State Ser., 3:106–7). Edward HARRIS served as U.S. judge for the fifth circuit during the remaining months of the court’s existence. He went on to represent New Bern in the state legislature and in 1811 was elected a judge of the North Carolina Superior Court (William S. Powell, ed., Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, 6 vols. [Chapel Hill, 1979–96], 3:51–2; Madison, Papers description begins William T. Hutchinson, Robert A. Rutland, J. C. A. Stagg, and others, eds., The Papers of James Madison, Chicago and Charlottesville, 1962–, 32 vols. Sec. of State Ser., 1986–, 8 vols. Pres. Ser., 1984–, 6 vols. Ret. Ser., 2009–, 1 vol. description ends , Sec. of State Ser., 3:211).
Richard HOWARD served as master and JOSEPH SAWYER as first mate of the revenue cutter on the Delaware River until Howard was dismissed for misconduct in 1805. Sawyer left the revenue cutter at the same time (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 , 7:196; 10:480; Gallatin to TJ, 5 Mch. 1805, in DLC). Their appointments did not require Senate confirmation.