James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Dominick A. Hall, 30 August 1804 (Abstract)

§ To Dominick A. Hall1

30 August 1804, Virginia. “The President having thought proper to avail the U. States of your services as Judge of the District Court for the Orleans District I have the pleasure of informing you that a Commission for that purpose has been forwarded to N. Orleans under cover to Governour Claiborne.”2

Draft (NhHi: Hubbard Manuscripts). 1 p. At the foot of the page, JM wrote: “D. A. Hall. ☞ also letter to J. P. [sic] Prevost Judge of Supr. Ct. for terry. of Orleans.” Docketed by JM: “J. M. to Dom: A. Hall & the other Judges appd. for Orleans District.”

1Hall was chief judge of the fifth U.S. circuit (PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (7 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 1:322, 323 n. 2).

2For the letter transmitting the commissions of Hall and others to Claiborne, see JM to Claiborne, 30 Aug. 1804.

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