James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Eustis, 27 May 1812 (Abstract)

§ From William Eustis

27 May 1812, War Department. Proposes for JM’s approval the appointment of Benjamin Mifflin as a deputy commissary in the U.S. Army.

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 107, LSP). 1 p. JM nominated Mifflin in a message to the Senate of 27 May 1812 that also included the nominations of Orleans territorial officials Dominick A. Hall, John R. Grymes, and Peter L. B. Duplisses to judicial and legal positions in the state of Louisiana. Mifflin’s appointment was unanimously approved the same day (Senate Exec. Proceedings description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends , 2:273).

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