George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate, 30 March 1790

To the United States Senate

United States [New York]

Gentlemen of the Senate,March 30th 1790.

I nominate the following persons to fill the Offices which are affixed to their respective names—viz.

Rufus Putnam, to be one of the Judges in the Western Territory, in the place of Samuel Holden Parsons deceased.

James Brown, to be Attorney for the United States in the District of Kentucky, in the place of George Nicholas who has declined his appointment.

Henry Bogart (of Albany) to be Surveyor of the Port of Albany, in the place of Jeremiah Lansingh who has resigned his office.1

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

1The Senate confirmed these appointments on 31 Mar. 1790 (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 2:66–67).

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