To the United States Senate
United States [Philadelphia]
6th March 1792
Gentlemen of the Senate,
As it will require time to ascertain suitable characters, for the commissioned Officers of the Troops about to be raised, I shall occasionally make such nominations as shall appear to be proper.
DS, DNA: RG 46, Second Congress, 1791–1793, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB, DLC:GW.
2. After reading GW’s message this day, the Senate ordered it to lie for consideration. When it was taken up again the following day, the Senate confirmed all of the listed appointments (see Executive Journal, description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America: From the commencement of the First, to the termination of the Nineteenth Congress. Vol. 1. Washington, D.C., 1828. description ends 1:101–2, 105). Tobias Lear immediately informed Henry Knox of the Senate’s concurrence (Lear to Knox, 7 Mar., DLC:GW).