James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Morrow, 22 February 1809

House of Representatives Feby. 22d. 1809


I have been informed that the Office of Governor of the Mississippi Territory will be Vacant the 4th. day of March next. I would therefore beg leave to recommend the Honble. David Holmes, who has long been a member of this House and a faithful Servant of the public, as a fit person to fill that Office.

This letter is written without the knowledge of Mr. Holmes, and my Opinion of his being worthy to fill the appointment my only inducement. I am Sir with great regard Your Most Obt. Hble. Sert.

John Morrow

DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.

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