George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate, 18 February 1793

To the United States Senate

United States [Philadelphia]
February 18th 1793

Gentlemen of the Senate.

I nominate

Samuel Tredwell, to be Collector and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Edenton, in North Carolina, and Inspector of Survey No. 2. in the District of North Carolina; vice, Thomas Benbury, deceased.1

William Munson, to be Surveyor of the Port of New Haven, in Connecticut, vice, Hezekiah Rogers, resigned—and to be Inspector of the Revenue for the same; vice, Jonathan Fitch (the Collector) who was, through a mistake in transcribing the names, nominated and appointed Inspector, in the last Session of the Senate.2

Edward Weyman, to be Surveyor and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Charleston, in South Carolina, vice, Edward Weyman Senr—deceased.3

George Nicholas, to be Attorney for the United States in the Kentucky District; vice William Murray, resigned.4

Go: Washington

LS, in Tobias Lear’s writing, DNA: RG 46, Second Congress, 1791–1793, Senate Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB, DLC:GW.

1On the appointment of Samuel Tredwell to these offices, see Lear to Alexander Hamilton, 18 Feb. 1793, nn.1–2, and Hamilton to GW, 22 May, n.3.

2On the appointment of William Munson, see Munson to GW, 18 Feb., Lear to Hamilton, 18 Feb. 1793. Hezekiah Rogers (d. 1811) was a veteran of the Revolutionary War from Norwalk, Connecticut.

3For recommendations of Edward Weyman, Jr., see Pierce Butler to GW, 6 Feb. 1793, n.1.

4GW first appointed George Nicholas to be U.S. district attorney for Kentucky in 1789 (GW to U.S. Senate, 24 Sept. 1789; 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 1:32). The U.S. Senate consented to the nominations of Tredwell, Weyman, and Nicholas on 19 Feb. but postponed confirmation of Munson until 20 Feb. (ibid., 129–30).

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