Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Matthew Walton, 21 December 1807

Springfield Kentucky
21st Dcr 1807

Dear Sir,

The Vacancy that is occationed by the death of Judge Davis of Indiana a number of us are Verry ancious Shou’d be filled by the appointment of mr Richard Cocke one of the Commissioners of the orleans Territory this Appointment Carreys him two far South, It woud be much more pleasing to him to be settled in a more north Climate and in fact Indiana is a County he has always had his eye on, & am Shure he woud fill the appointment of Judge with propiety he is a firm Republican & Such they Want in that County, & he is attentive to his employment if he meets with your approbation I am convinced you will have no cause to regret it

Yours with esteem

Matthew Walton

DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.

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