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From George Washington to United States Senate, 21 December 1796

Gentlemen of the Senate, United States Decemr 21st 1796.

I nominate the following persons to fill the offices annexed to their names respectively, which became vacant during the recess of the Senate.

William Kirby, of Virginia, to be Collector of the District of Hampton; and Inspector of the revenue for the Port of Hampton, vice Thomas Jones, resigned.

John Steele, of North Carolina, to be Comptroller of the Treasury; vice John Davis, resigned.

Jonathan Jackson, of Massachusetts, to be Supervisor for the District of Massachusetts; vice Nathaniel Gorham, deceased.

John Brooks, of Massachusetts, to be Inspector of Survey No. 2 in the District of Massachusetts; vice Jonathan Jackson, appointed Supervisor.

Samuel Bradford, of Massachusetts, to be Marshal for the District of Massachusetts; vice John Brooks, appointed Inspector of Survey No. 2 in that District.

John Davis, of Massachusetts, to be Attorney for the United States in the District of Massachusetts; vice Christopher Gore, appointed a Commissioner under the British treaty.

Daniel Davis, to be Attorney for the United States in the District of Maine; vice William Lithgow; resigned.

Joseph Clay junior, of Georgia, to be District Judge of Georgia; vice Nathaniel Pendleton, resigned.

Joseph Trotter, of South Carolina, to be Inspector of Survey No. 3, in the District of South Carolina; vice William Benson, deceased.

William Clark, to be Attorney for the United States in the District of Kentuckey.

Rufus Putnam, of the North Western Territory, to be Surveyor General; vice Simeon DeWitt, who declined that appointment.

Benjamin Bourne of Rhode-Island, to be District Judge of Rhode-Island; vice Henry Marchant, deceased.

Henry William Lange, of Georgia, to be Surveyor for the District of Savanna; & Inspector of the revenue for the port of Savanna; vice James Benjn Maxwell, resigned.

Joseph Gilman, of the North western Territory, to be one of the Judges of that Territory; vice Rufus Putnam, appointed Surveyor General.

James Rowland, of Virginia, to be Surveyor of Richmond & Manchester, and Inspector of the Revenue for the same; vice Zachariah Rowland, resigned.

Aquila Giles, of New York, to be Marshal for the District of New York; the legal term of his former appointment having expired.

Samuel Williams, of Massachusetts, to be Consul of the United States, at the port of Hamburg; and such other places as shall be nearer to the said port than to the residence of any other Consul or Vice Consul of the United States, within the same allegiance; vice John Parish.

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, of South Carolina, to be Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of France; vice James Monroe.

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DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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