From Joseph Nourse, 24 August 1805 (Abstract)
§ From Joseph Nourse. 24 August 1805, “Treasury Department Register’s Office.” “Upon application to Mr Wagner for information relative to the death of Judge Ker of the Missisippi Territory, I am informed that a letter mentioning that event has been forwarded to you in Philadelphia; permit me therefore to request a Certificate of the time of his decease in order to obtain a Settlement of his Account for salary to that period.”1
RC (DNA: RG 59, ML). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Nourse. Docketed by Wagner.
1. For letters announcing the death of David Ker, see Cato West to JM, 22 Jan. 1805, and Thomas Rodney to JM, 24 Jan. 1805, PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (10 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends 8:501.