§ From William Nelson
4 July 1810, Williamsburg. Reports a rumor of the death of Judge Cyrus Griffin and suggests St. George Tucker for the vacancy.
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Tucker”). 2 pp. Nelson was a judge of the General Court of Virginia, 1791–1813 (PJM description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (1st ser., vols. 1-10, Chicago, 1962-77, vols. 11-17, Charlottesville, Va., 1977-91). description ends , 6:500 n. 2).