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Officer Commissions During Congressional Recess

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
CollectionLibrary of Congress: MMC, McHenry, James (no image)
Document Information
Date April 1, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Reports that commissions have been sent to all the officers who have been approved by the Senate. Says it would have been useless to write out or send commissions for men appointed during the Congressional recess, as new ones would have needed to be produced once Senatorial approval was granted. States that the War Department's policy is to not issue commissions for positions which require the concurrence of the Senate until that concurrence has been noted.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes 2 COLLECTIONS: one with photocopy images, one without images.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John Adams; James McHenry; Congress; officers; Senate; ;
Related Places War Department;
Keywords commissions; appointment; confirmation; expense; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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