George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate, 31 May 1794

To the United States Senate

United States 31. May 1794.

Gentlemen of the Senate,

I nominate Thomas Glasscock, of Georgia, to be Marshal of and for the District of Georgia;1 vice Josiah Tatnall, who declines accepting that appointment. and

William McClung, of Kentuckey, to be attorney for the United States in the District of Kentuckey;2 vice John Brakenridge, who declines accepting that appointment.

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

1Thomas Glascock (1756-1810) served during the Revolutionary War as a lieutenant in both the 1st Georgia Battalion and the 1st Regiment of Continental Dragoons. At this time he was a brigadier general in the Georgia militia. He represented Richmond County in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1788 and in the Georgia constitutional convention of 1798. The Senate approved Glascock’s nomination on 5 June. He resigned the office by May 1796.

2William McClung (1758-1811), a son-in-law of Thomas Marshall, had represented Nelson County, Ky., in the Virginia legislature in 1788 and the Kentucky legislature in 1793. His nomination was approved by the Senate on 2 June, but he declined the post, which was not filled until 1796. From 1796 to 1800 McClung represented Nelson County in the Kentucky Senate. In February 1801 John Adams appointed him to be judge of the newly created Sixth Circuit Court, and he served until that court was abolished by the Judiciary Act of 1802.

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