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To James Madison from Edmund Pendleton, Jr., 29 November 1810 (Abstract)

§ From Edmund Pendleton, Jr.

29 November 1810, Richmond. Reports the death “some time today” of Joseph Scott, U.S. marshal for Virginia, and offers himself for the post.1 Will not discuss his pretensions to office but refers JM to “our friend” Robert Taylor of Orange.

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Pendleton”). 1 p.

1Edmund Pendleton, Jr., was the grandnephew of Judge Edmund Pendleton. His father, Edmund Pendleton, also wrote to JM, 4 Dec. 1810, on behalf of his candidacy (ibid.; 1 p.). Between 30 Nov. and 9 Dec. JM received at least fifteen other letters relating to this vacancy. Three were on behalf of the claims of John Guerrant, William Munford, and Thomas Underwood; Brett Randolph, Jr., and Peter Johnston were the subject of two recommendations each; and ten letters were written on behalf of John W. Green (ibid.). On 10 Dec. 1810, JM nominated Andrew Moore for the position (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 , 2:156).

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