§ From Daniel D. Tompkins
11 July 1812, Albany. Bears “unqualified testimony” in favor of Samuel Russell1 of New York, who will be recommended to the president for the office of deputy commissary general.
Printed copy (Hugh Hastings, ed., Public Papers of Daniel D. Tompkins, Governor of New York, 1807–1817: Military [3 vols.; New York and Albany, 1898–1902], 3:25–26).
1. On 9 Nov. 1812 JM nominated Samuel Russell to be deputy commissary of purchases; the Senate confirmed the appointment on 10 Nov. 1812 (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 , 2:299, 302; Heitman, Historical Register description begins Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, from Its Organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903 (2 vols.; Washington, 1903). description ends , 1:853).