James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Armstrong, 19 February 1814 (Abstract)

From John Armstrong, 19 February 1814 (Abstract)

§ From John Armstrong. 19 February 1814, War Department. Proposes that “Daniel Bissell, Colonel of the 5th. Infantry … Edmund P: Gaines, Colonel of the 25th. Infantry,” and “Winfield Scott, Colonel of the 2nd. Artillery” be appointed brigadier generals.

RC (DLC); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 107, LSP). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Armstrong. Docketed by JM, who submitted the nominations to the Senate on 21 Feb. 1814. The appointments were confirmed on 9 Mar. 1814 (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 2:497, 505).

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