George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate, 27 February 1793

To the United States Senate

United States [Philadelphia],
February 27th 1793.

Gentlemen of the Senate,

I nominate William Paterson, at present Governor of the State of New Jersey, to be one of the Associate Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States; vice, Thomas Johnson, resigned.1

Go: Washington

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

1For GW’s decision to nominate William Paterson, see Edmund Randolph to GW, 18 Feb., and note 5, and GW to Paterson, 20 Feb. 1793, and note 4. For difficulties encountered with this nomination, see GW to U.S. Senate, 28 Feb. 1793.

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