James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Edward Tiffin, 6 June 1814 (Abstract)

From Edward Tiffin, 6 June 1814 (Abstract)

§ From Edward Tiffin. 6 June 1814, “Treasury department, General Land Office.” “The Secretary of the Treasury requests me to say, that there has been no applications for the Office of Register of the Land office at Canton in Ohio, other than the one Governor Meigs & myself made to you this morning; that he expects upon this representation, that you will have the goodness to direct a Commission to issue for Reasin Beall as Register vice Thomas Gibson deceased.”1

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Beall”). 1 p.

1JM accordingly commissioned Beall during the Senate recess, and nominated him for the office on 1 Oct. 1814. The Senate confirmed the appointment two days later (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 2:531–32).

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