[1]   Executive Journal, XIV, 115. Attorney General James Speed's letter of January 26, submitted the following:

``1. Charles A. Peabody, nominated as attorney of the United States for the eastern district of Louisiana. Mr. Peabody was nominated in place of Rufus Waples, esq., the former incumbent, removed.

``2. Culver P. Chamberlin, nominated as attorney of the United States for the northern district of Florida.

``Mr. Chamberlin has been twice commissioned for this post in the recess of the Senate, once in April, 1863, and again in July, 1864, the post of the former incumbent, Chandler C. Yonge (appointed M'ch 14th, 1858), being, without inquiry as to the effect of the so-called secession of Florida, vacant by lapse of time.

``3. Delos Lake, nominated as attorney of the United States for the northern district of California. Mr. Lake was, on August 17th, 1864, commissioned to this post in the recess of the Senate, vice W. H. Sharp, removed.

``4. Charles P. Redmond, nominated as attorney of the United States for the eastern district of Arkansas. Mr. Redmond was commissioned in recess, on September 24, 1864, to fill a vacancy in this post caused by the removal of Charles E. Jordan, the former incumbent, who was commissioned July 29th, 1861.

``5. Bennett Pike, nominated as attorney of the United States for the western district of Mo. Mr. Pike was nominated in place of Robert J. Lackey, removed, and having been confirmed by the Senate on Dec. 13th, 1864, his commission has before this been issued.

``6. Cuthbert Bullitt, nominated as U.S. marshal for the eastern district of Louisiana. Mr. Bullitt was, on July 6th, 1864, in the recess of the Senate, commissioned in place of the former incumbent, James Graham, removed.

``7. William O. Stoddard, nominated as U.S. marshal for the eastern district of Arkansas. Mr. Stoddard was commissioned on Sept. 24th, 1864, the post then being, to say nothing as to the effect of the so-called secession of Arkansas, vacant by the expiration of the term of office of Samuel P. Haliburton, former incumbent, commissioned July 1st. 1859.

``8. John Gould, nominated as U.S. marshal for the district of Connecticut. Mr. Gould was appointed and commissioned on Dec. 1st, 1864, in recess, the post being then vacant by the resignation of Henry Hammond, the former incumbent.

``9. John A. Bingham, nominated as solicitor for the United States before the Court of Claims. Mr. Bingham was commissioned to this post July 27th, 1864,Page  243 in recess, to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. Gibson, the former incumbent.

``10. John J. Weed, nominated as assistant solicitor for the United States before the Court of Claims. Mr. Weed was commissioned to this post on July 27th, 1864, in recess, to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. McPherson, the former incumbent.

``11. Sydney A. Hubbell, nominated as associate justice of the supreme court of the Territory of New Mexico. Mr. Hubbell was commissioned August 10th, 1864, in recess, in place of Judge Perry E. Brocchus, superseded.''


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