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Saturday, March 04, 2017

The 14th Star Begins To Shine

United States, March 4th, 1791:

Gentlemen of the Senate:

The act for the admission of the State of Vermont into this Union, having fixed on this as the day of its admission, it was thought that this would also be the first day on which any officer of the Union might legally perform any act of authority relating to that State. I therefore required your attendance to receive nominations of the several officers necessary to put the Federal Government into motion in that State.

For this purpose I nominate

Nathaniel Chipman, to be Judge of the district of Vermont.

Stephen Jacobs, to be Attorney for the United States, in the district of Vermont.

Lewis R. Morris, to be Marshal of the district of Vermont; and

Stephen Keyes, to be Collector of the port of Allburgh, in the State of Vermont.

Go. WASHINGTON.
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Ordered, That the rule be so far dispensed with, as that the Senate proceed, at this time, to the consideration of the message of the President of the United States, and the nominations therein contained, of Nathaniel Chipman, to be Judge of the district of Vermont;

Stephen Jacobs, to be Attorney for the United States, in the district of Vermont;

Lewis R. Morris, to be Marshal of the district of Vermont; and Stephen Keyes, to be Collector of the port of Allburgh, in the State of Vermont. Whereupon,

Resolved, That the Senate do advise and consent to these appointments, agreeably to the respective nominations.

Happy Birthday to our Brave Little State!

ntodd

March 4, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink

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