James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Jones, 21 July 1813 (Abstract)

§ From William Jones

21 July 1813, Navy Department. “The appointments, & nominations on the enclosed paper, are required to fill existing vacancies.”

Letterbook copy and letterbook copy of enclosure (DNA: RG 45, LSP). Letterbook copy 1 p. The copy of the enclosure (5 pp.) lists 122 promotions and appointments in the navy. Notes near the end of the list read: “Transmitted to the President 23. July 1813” and “The form of the above nominations, was, by request of the President, altered after having been Copied—so as to exhibit the 3 grades Seperately. To wit. those promoted: those appd. during recess—& new appointments.” JM forwarded the nominations to the Senate in six separate messages, dated 23, 27, and 28 July 1813 (DNA: RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 13B-A1; printed in 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 , 2:392–95, 400–401).

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