§ From Nathaniel Macon
18 March 1810, Washington. Francis Xavier Martin will accept appointment to fill vacancy created by the death of one of the Orleans territorial judges [John Thompson]. Has known Martin, a native of France, as a North Carolina lawyer from 1781 until he became a judge in the Mississippi Territory [in 1809].
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Martin”). 2 pp. Macon was a Republican congressman from North Carolina, 1791–1815. JM nominated Martin for the Orleans territorial judgeship on 19 Mar. (Senate Exec. Proceedings description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends , 2:119, 120, 142; see also Jefferson to JM, 16 Apr. 1810, and n. 2).