James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Edington, 12 October 1815

Knoxville Tennessee October 12th. 1815


As a citizen of this State it has become my duty to inform your excellency that one of the State commissioners for running the line of the ⟨   ⟩ Bownery boundary relative to Genl: Jacksons Treaty is no more at it Governor John Sevier) He died at Fort Decater a few days ago Previsous to his Death I was called on at this place to forward an express of Packets to him but before the arivel of the express he Deceased in concequence of which I do suppose it will become indispencible necessary to make another apointment If so I would recommend to your notice without parshality to person, But for benifit of country and stedy progress of Business his son George Whashington Sevier who has been a Coln. of the first rifle Rigment of U. S. ⟨Volunteeers⟩ all late wars but is not ritained in the peace establishment My reason for recommending this man to your notis is because he will have the management of all his Fathers busines in a privit Capacity and would have it in his power to proceed with speed his public matters should he succeed his father I presum you will not have any authority to pay any requard to my application without knowing who I am I here with request you for further information to inquire at the General Post office who I am and the two Mr. Bradleys one of which is the asistant Post master General can inform you who I am and what reliance can be put on my word I have been acting under their ⟨notice⟩ for ten years past

Excuse me for taking the liberty of communicating thes lines I am sir with respect your most ob servt.

James Edington

P S The express has just this moment returnd with the Bad tiding of Gov Saviers Death which is much lamented

Jas Edington

DNA: RG 94--Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General.

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