Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Abraham Baldwin, 10 December 1802

From Abraham Baldwin

Decr 10th 1802

Abr Baldwin presents his respects to the President of the United States. I have consulted Genl. Merriwether on the subject of your note of yesterday: the persons recommended by Genl Jackson to be commissioners of Bankruptcy for Savannah are not particularly known to us: Mr Bullock has been Attorney General of the State, and Mr Williamson has been member of the General Assembly, we know of no objection to their being appointed

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR); addresssed: “Thomas Jefferson President of the United States.”

Newly elected congressman David Meriwether (merriwether) had taken his seat in the House of Representatives on 6 Dec. (Biog. Dir. Cong. description begins Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989, Washington, D.C., 1989 description ends ).

note of yesterday: a letter from TJ to Baldwin of 9 Dec. has not been found, nor is one recorded in SJL.

persons recommended: see James Jackson to TJ, 19 Nov. 1802.

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