From John Scott and Others, December 1813 (Abstract)
§ From John Scott and Others. December 1813. “Being apprised that there is a vacancy in the office of Brigadier General of the Militia in this Territory, we the undersigned members of the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Missouri, beg leave to recommend to your Excellency, Henry Dodge Esqr. of St. Genevieve, as a proper person to fill the Said vacancy.”
RC (DNA: RG 107, LRUS, M-1816). 1 p. Signed by Scott and nine others. Undated; conjectural date assigned here based on JM’s nomination of Dodge for the position on 11 Jan. 1814. The Senate confirmed the appointment on 17 Jan. (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 2:450, 452).