Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to United States Senate, 23 November 1807

Nov. 23. 1807.

To the Senate of the United States

Some circumstance, which cannot now be ascertained, induced a belief that an Act had passed, at the last session of Congress, for establishing a Surveyor & Inspector of revenue for the port of Stonington in Connecticut; & commissions were signed appointing Jonathan Palmer of Connecticut to those offices. the error was discovered at the Treasury, and the commissions were retained: but not having been notified to me, I renewed the nomination in my message of the 9th. instant to the Senate. in order to correct the error, I have cancelled the temporary commissions, and now revoke the nomination which I made of the said Jonathan Palmer to the Senate.

Th: Jefferson

DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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