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.
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).