Capitol, Feby. 7th, 1807.
I have delayed doing myself the pleasure of answering your favor of the 4th inst. in the expectation of inclosing you before this, a recommendation, by the Georgia delegation, of a proper character for a judge of the Mississippi territory. But I am sorry to add, that such recommendation is at length declined, from an apprehension that the gentleman in view might not accept the appointment. I have made enquiries on the subject, not only of the delegation from Georgia and the two Carolinas, but also of that from Tennessee. Mr. Campbell of the latter has promised a recommendation. So soon as this, or any other, shall be properly made, I will transmit you the same, without delay.
Very respectfully & sincerely Sir, Your Obt. Servant
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.