Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to the Senate, 3 May 1802

To the Senate

Gentlemen of the Senate

I nominate John Heard of New Jersey to be Collector of the port of Perth Amboy vice Daniel March deceased.

Th: Jefferson

RC (DNA: RG 46, EPEN, 7th Cong., 1st sess.); endorsed by a Senate clerk. PrC (DLC). Recorded in SJL with notation “nomn of Heard.”

Meriwether Lewis delivered TJ’s message to the Senate on 3 May, the last day of the session. The Senate immediately confirmed Heard’s appointment (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 , 1:424–5).

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