George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate, 16 April 1794

To the United States Senate

United States 16. April 1794.

Gentlemen of the Senate.

I nominate Richard Harrison, attorney for the District of New York, to be Judge of the District of New York, vice James Duane, who has resigned.1

Go: Washington

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

1For James Duane’s official resignation, see his letter to GW of 8 April. After the Senate ordered on 19 April that further consideration of GW’s nomination of Richard Harison “be postponed,” Harison wrote GW on 21 April asking that his nomination be withdrawn (Senate Executive Journal description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America: From the commencement of the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 , 152).

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