James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Robert Morris, 29 September 1802

From Robert Morris

New Brunswick 29. Septr. 1802


In consequence of a Certificate dated 6. Septr. 1802 from your office under the Signature of Stephen Pleasonton Clerk in your absence,1 I have issued a Commission of Bankruptcy, among others, to Josiah Shinn & in consequence of a Notification thereof Isaiah Shinn has this day come forwarded [sic], & produces a Commission from the president appointing him a Commissioner of Bankruptcy, and says there is no such person, to his knowledge, as Josiah Shinn.

I therefore wish to be informed whether there is a mistake in the Certificate, or whether there is also a Commission to Josiah Shinn.2 I am Sir with respect your very Huml Servt.


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