James Madison Papers

To James Madison from North Carolina Justices of the Peace of Haywood County, 1 June 1815

State of North Carolina
Haywood County. 1st June 1815.

Whereas it has been Represented to Us that there is a Vacancy for the appointment of a Secretary of the Mississippi Territory, Occasioned by the death of the late Secretary of that place, And William Watson Walker (late of this place) who has lately Removed to that territory, Having made, Application to Us for a Certificate of his Moral Character and abilities to fill that Office.

We the undersigned Justices of the Peace Military Officers & others Citizens of the State and County aforesaid do Certify that e are ell Acquainted with the Applicant Wm: Watson Walker, that he is a Younge Man of Correct Moral Character of Reputable Family and in Our Opinion -- Possesses Talents Sufficient to do ⟨&⟩ fill the duties of that Office With Integrity & Ability, given under our hands &c

Justices of the Peace Military Officers
5 names 3 names

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

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