From Joseph Anderson
10th October 1802
Permit me to recommend—John Crozier Merchant and Edward Scott Esqr atty at Law—as proper Charecters for Commissioners of Bankruptcy—for East Tennessee and George M Deaderick Merchant, and Samuel Donaldson Esqr Atty at Law, for West Tennessee—The two former reside at Knoxville the two latter at Nashville—It hath been Suggested to me by the Atty General, that Several Cases will shortly occur in which those Gentlemen will be requird to act—with Sentiments of high Consideration and respect—
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR); endorsed by TJ as received 17 Nov. and “Commrs. bkrptcy” and so recorded in SJL.
John CROZIER, Edward SCOTT, and George M. DEADERICK received bankruptcy commissions dated 28 Mch. 1803. Samuel Donelson, however, was not appointed and the final Tennessee bankruptcy commission instead went to Moses Fisk of Nashville (list of commissions in Lb in DNA: RG 59, MPTPC; Vol. 37:711; Joseph Anderson, William Cocke, and William Dickson to TJ, 6 Jan. 1803).