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In consequence of the passage of a law during the present session of Congress for organizing the courts of the united states the appointment of a circuit Judge in the state of North Carolina becomes necessary I therefore take the liberty of recommending to your consideration the character of the Honorable Samuel Johnston, at present a Judge of the Supreme court of said state, for the Honor of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
I understand it is necessary to make an appointment of Marshall for the state of North Carolina I know of no person who more merits the appointment than John Lockhart, He has acted in the capacities of deputy Marshall sheriff and collector of arrearage due the state in all of which he has discharged the duties with promptitude and exactness and to the general satisfaction, I therefore take the...
I am requested by a particular friend of mine to apply for the appointment of Abner Pasteur to that of Marshall of the state of N, Carolina, The Gentleman who made the application to me is a man to be relied upon I know myself nothing of the merrits of Mr Pasteur but from what I learn I have no doubt but that should he be appointed he will discharge the duties of the office with fidelity If...
Simon Turner has resigned the office of surveyor of the Port of Windsor (N.C) and Benajah Nicholls is recommended as a proper person to fill the vacancy I am your most obt St DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.
Mr Magruder having been appointed Clerk of the H.R. U.S. we recommend him to your notice as a proper person to be appounted librarian DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.
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.