To the United States Senate
United States 5. March 1794.
Gentlemen of the Senate,
I nominate Josiah Tatnall, of Georgia, to be Marshal of and for the Georgia District; vice Robert Forsyth, deceased.1 and
Laurence Muse, of Virginia, to be Collector for the District of Tappahannock; and Inspector of the revenue for the port of Tappahannock; vice Hudson Muse, superceded.2
LS, DNA: RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–95, Senate Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB, DLC:GW.
1. Josiah Tattnall (1764–1803) was born on the family estate of Bonaventure, near Savannah, Georgia. He enlisted in the Continental army in 1782, and after the war, as an officer in the state militia, he participated in expeditions against Creek Indians in 1788 and 1793. He later served in the Georgia House of Representatives, 1795–96, in the U.S. Senate, 1796–99, and as governor of Georgia, 1801–2.