George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate, 24 January 1794

To the United States Senate

United States, 24th Jany 1794.

Gentlemen of the Senate,

I nominate William Bradford, of Pennsylvania, to be Attorney General for the United States; vice Edmund Randolph appointed Secretary of State.1 and, Ray Greene, of Rhode Island, to be Attorney for the United States in the District of Rhode Island; vice William Channing, deceased.2

Go: Washington

LS, DNA: RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–95, Senate Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB, DLC:GW.

1For a letter extolling Bradford’s qualifications for this position, see Juris Peritus to GW, 13 January. For Randolph’s appointment as secretary of state, see GW to U.S. Senate, 1 January.

2For letters recommending Greene, see Edmund Randolph to GW, 11 Jan. (second letter), and n.4. Channing died on 21 Sept. 1793 (Theodore Foster to GW, 3 Oct. 1793). The Senate approved both nominations on 27 Jan. (Senate 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 , 147).

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