Casefile Clues

26 February 2013

Abraham Lincoln Nominates and Withdraws Rothweiler

I originally posted the first image on this post on the Casefile Clues blog as I'm working on an article involving George Rothweiler. While I still want to determine if this George is the one in St. Louis in whom I am interested, there is more to this appointment than the nomination.

JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. (THIRTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, COMMENCING DECEMBER 7, 1863.) 

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 1863  

Publication: Senate Executive Proceedings Vol. 13; p. 498; digital image 

on 

GenealogyBank.com 

Referred to committee


The nomination was referred to the Committee on Commerce as shown in this reference on the next page.

JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. (THIRTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, COMMENCING DECEMBER 7, 1863.) 

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 1863  

Publication: Senate Executive Proceedings Vol. 13; p. 490; digital image 

on 

GenealogyBank.com 

Withdrawn

For unspecified reasons, Rothweiler's nomination was withdrawn as shown below.

JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. (THIRTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, COMMENCING DECEMBER 7, 1863.) 

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 1863  

Publication: Senate Executive Proceedings Vol. 13; p. 509; digital image 

on 

GenealogyBank.com 

End result


I still would like to know if this is the Rothweiler I am researching, but it now looks like there won't be the federal records on him that I was hoping to locate when I learned of his nomination. It is a good thing I read all the references to Rothweiler before pursuing federal records further.

It pays to read things through before jumping the gun. I was also glad that I read through the "historical books" reference for Rothweiler on GenealogyBank.com--which is where these materials were discovered.