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To James Madison from Albert Gallatin, 2 May 1810

From Albert Gallatin

2 May 1810

Dear Sir

The Senate having rejected the nominations of Hickman & Wilkinson,1 I beg leave to submit the following in their stead vizt.

Samuel Abbott of Michigan to be Collector of the district of Michillimakinac & Inspector of the revenue for the port of Michillimakinac2

Denison Darling of Mississippi territory (whose nomination you had withdrawn & sent in its place that of Wilkinson) to be Collector of the district of Mobile and Inspector of the revenue for the port of Mobile.3

The absolute incapacity of John Pooler4 Comr. of Loans for Georgia renders his removal necessary; and Charles Harris of Georgia is warmly recommended by the two Georgia Senators as a proper successor. Respectfully Your obedt. Sert.

Albert Gallatin

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1On 1 May the Senate had rejected JM’s nominations of Harris H. Hickman and James B. Wilkinson, the general’s son, for the positions of collector and inspector of the revenue at Michilimackinac and Mobile, respectively (Senate Exec. Proceedings description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends , 2:146, 147, 154–55).

2JM’s nomination of Abbott for the positions on 7 Jan. 1811 was confirmed by the Senate on 12 Jan. 1811 (ibid., 2:160, 162).

3JM nominated Addin Lewis for the Mobile positions on 5 Feb. 1811 (ibid., 2:165, 166).

4Jefferson had appointed Pooler on 14 Nov. 1808. JM replaced him with Robert Habersham, whose nomination he sent to the Senate on 7 Jan. 1811 (ibid., 2:85, 88, 159, 161).

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