George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate, 21 August 1789

To the United States Senate

New York August 21st 1789

Gentlemen of the Senate,

In addition to the nomination which I made yesterday, of Benjamin Lincoln,1 as one of three Commissioners to be employed to negociate a Treaty with the Southern Indians, I now nominate Cyrus Griffin and David Humphreys, as the two other Commissioners to be employed to negociate the before mentioned Treaty.2

Go: Washington

LS, DNA: RG 46, First Congress, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB, DLC:GW. This message was delivered to the Senate by Tobias Lear (DHFC, description begins Linda Grant De Pauw et al., eds. Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America, March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791. 20 vols. to date. Baltimore, 1972—. description ends 2:30).

2The Senate confirmed these appointments on 21 Aug. (DHFC, description begins Linda Grant De Pauw et al., eds. Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America, March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791. 20 vols. to date. Baltimore, 1972—. description ends 2:30).

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