George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate, 14 June 1790

To the United States Senate

United States [New York]

Gentlemen of the Senate,June 14th 1790.

I nominate the following persons to be Collectors, Naval-Officers and Surveyors of the Ports of New Port and Providence in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations—viz.

William Ellery to be Collector, } of New-Port.
Robert Crooke to be Naval-Officer,
Daniel Lyman to be Surveyor
Jeremiah Olney to be Collector, } of Providence.
Theodore Foster to be NavalOfficer,
William Barton to be Surveyor

Go: Washington1

LS, DNA: RG 46, First Congress, 1789–91, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB, dated 13 June, DLC:GW.

1This message was delivered to the Senate by Tobias Lear on 14 June. The Senate immediately proceeded to the consideration of the message and on the same day approved the appointment of the persons named by GW (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 2:80).

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