§ From James Turner and Jesse Franklin
25 November 1811, Senate Chamber. The writers enclose for consideration a letter from former governor Williams of the Mississippi Territory.1
RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Williams”). RC 1 p. Addressee not indicated. For enclosure, see n. 1.
1. The North Carolina senators forwarded a confidential letter they had received from Robert Williams, dated 2 Nov. 1811 (3 pp.), seeking a judicial position in the Orleans Territory that Williams assumed was vacant by virtue of the reported death of the incumbent, George Mathews, Jr. Williams requested the senators to bring his candidacy to JM’s attention, but his letter was similar to one that he had sent to JM on 2 Nov. 1811 (see PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (4 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends , 3:539–40).