Thomas Jefferson Papers

Memorandum to James Madison, 12 July 1803

Memorandum to James Madison

Commissions to be made out:

Thomas Rodney of Delaware to be judge of Missipi. vice S. Lewis
Thomas Rodney of Delaware } to be Commnrs. &c West of Pearl river.
Robert Williams of N. Carolina
Ephraim Kerby of Connecticut } to be Commnrs. &c East of Pearl river.
Robert Carter Nicholas of Kentucky

a blank commission for the Register East of Pearl river.

Tenche Coxe of Pensylvania to be Purveyor. his commission to bear date Aug. 1. 1803. on which day mr Wheelen has fixed his own resignation.

Th: Jefferson

July 12. 1803.

MS (PWacD: Feinstone Collection, on deposit PPAmP); entirely in TJ’s hand; check marks later added in left column next to each entry in an unidentified hand; addressed: “The Secretary of State.”

A commission appointing rodney and williams to ascertain the rights of persons claiming lands in Adams County, Mississippi Territory, and another for Kirby (kerby) and nicholas to carry out the same duties in Washington County are dated 12 July (Lb in DNA: RG 59, MPTPC).

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