From Nicholas Fitzhugh and Others, 1 January 1814 (Abstract)
§ From Nicholas Fitzhugh and Others. 1 January 1814, Alexandria. “The office of Judge of the Orphans Court for the County of Alexandria having become vacant by the death of Coll. George Gilpin, we beg leave respectfully to recommend Coll. Francis Peyton as well qualified to fill that office.”
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Peyton.” 1 p.; signed by Fitzhugh, John McKinney, Robert Young, Archibald McClean, Joseph Dean, and Amos Alexander. Fitzhugh was a judge of the circuit court of the District of Columbia; McKinney, Young, Dean, and Alexander were justices of the peace for Alexandria County; McClean directed the Young Ladies’ Academy there until 1813. In a message dated 1 Feb. 1814, JM nominated Young as a judge of the Orphans’ Court for Alexandria County, and the Senate approved the appointment on 7 Feb. (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 1:458–59, 2:305, 466, 469–70, 601; Alexandria Gazette, Commercial and Political, 28 May 1813).