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To James Madison from William Cocke, 30 October 1809 (Abstract)

§ From William Cocke1

30 October 1809, Rutledge, Tennessee. Laments the death of Governor Lewis and offers to serve as his replacement if JM wishes.

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Cocke”). 2 pp.

1Cocke had served as a U.S. senator from Tennessee, 1796–97 and 1799–1805, and had recently lost the governor’s race to Willie Blount.

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