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It may not be otherwise than gratifying to you to hear from one who you have long known and whose political course seldom if ever differed from yours Your late vote in convention where you stood alone I should feel proud of, having viewed your proceedings throughout I think you have very few if any old friends here who does not feel perfectly satisfied The vote you give alone I most certainly...
Having determined to retire after the termination of the present session, I am desirous of aiding in carrying into execution the treaty lately entered into with the creek Indians, should the bill now before the House be enacted into a law I will with great pleasure accept the appointment of one of the commissioners to assertain & fix the boundery, I think it would be pleasing to many...
5 November 1811 , “ Representative Chamber .” States that while he was in Petersburg, the collector, Dr. Shore, died, and that he was applied to by almost everyone to recommend Shore’s son, Thomas Shore, as his replacement. The son had been conducting the business of the place for four years during his father’s indisposition. “Coln. Goodwin this moment informed me that he had just received a...
2 March 1810, Representatives Chamber. Encloses a letter he has detained for some time while waiting to see if the bill for an additional judgeship in the Mississippi Territory would pass. RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1809–17, filed under “Alston”). 1 p. Alston served as a Republican congressman from North Carolina between 1799 and 1815 and again from 1825 to 1831. Enclosure was probably Marmaduke...
Enclosed is a petition in favor of the appointmt of Jordan Shepherd for collector (from the county of Martin) (NC) I am your most Obt St DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation. The Death of Mr. William Keais the late Collector of Customs for the port of Washington in this State has caused a vacancy in that Office, and as another will be appointed to supply his place We the...
Herewith you are presented with 2 petitions or recommendations in favour of the appointment of Jordan Shepherd as collector at Washington (NC) in place of Keais decd. I feel no interest in the appointment whatever I shall be satisfied at which may succeed I am your most Obt St DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation. The death of Mr. William Keais the late collector of the...
Enclosed you will recieve a petition in behalf of Mr Shepherd, appointment to the office of customs Washington (N.C) likewise a letter from Joseph Bryan of (NC) in favor of Mr. Keais, As to myself I have nothing to add Mr. Bryan is a man very much to be confided in, likewise are the Petitioners I am yr mst obt St DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation. The Death of Mr....
I this moment received a letter recommending Jordan Shepherd as a proper person to fill the vacancy of collector of the custom at Washington N.C. occasioned by the death of Mr. Keais the letter is from Mr. Kennedy the superceeder of Mr. B lount Mr Shepherd I have long known he is about five or six & forty years old a better Patriot or truer Republican never lived or an honester man, and I do...
You will oblige me by attending to the enclosed letter from a respectable merchant of the city of New York I am with respect yr mst obt St MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Willis Alston encloses to the President of the US, a North Carolina paper containing the speeches [on] the N.C. address, Mr Gaston has been puffed by his party as equal in talents to any man in the U.S, Mr J. J. Daniel is a young man this is his first appearance in public life MHi : Coolidge Collection.