Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Abraham Baldwin, 1 March 1803

From Abraham Baldwin

March 1st. 1803

Abr Baldwin to the
President of the United States

Agreeably to your request I have consulted my colleague and the Representatives respecting recommending two persons to be Commissioners of Bankruptcy we have concluded to recommend Robert Walker and George Watkins of Augusta

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 1 Mch. received 28 Feb. and recorded in SJL as a letter of 28 Feb. received the same day; also endorsed by TJ: “Robert Walker George Watkins } Commrs. bkrptcy Augusta.”

my colleague: Senator James Jackson. Peter Early and David Meriwether were Georgia’s representatives (Biog. Dir. Cong. description begins Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989, Washington, D.C., 1989 description ends ). Robert Walker and George Watkins received appointments as commissioners of bankruptcy on 1 Mch. (list of commissions in Lb in DNA: RG 59, MPTPC; Vol. 37:706, 707n, 711; Appendix I: List of Appointments). For two other candidates from Georgia who were appointed at the same time, see Jackson to TJ, 14 Feb.

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