George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate, 25 September 1789

To the United States Senate

United States
September 25th 1789.

Gentlemen of the Senate,

I nominate

James Duane, Judge } for the District
William S. Smith, Marshall of
Richard Harrison, Attorney New-York.
David Brearly, Judge, } for the District
Thomas Lowry, Marshall, of
Richard Stockton, Attorney New-Jersey.


I likewise nominate

Thomas Jefferson for Secretary of State

Edmund Randolph for Attorney-General

Samuel Osgood for Post Master-General

Go: Washington

LS, DNA: RG 46, First Congress, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB, DLC:GW.

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