James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Jonathan Robinson and Samuel Shaw, 19 October 1809 (Abstract)

§ From Jonathan Robinson and Samuel Shaw

19 October 1809, Montpelier, Vermont. Recommends Cornelius P. Vann Ness for the office of U.S. attorney in Vermont.1

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Vann Ness”). 1 p. Jonathan Robinson and Samuel Shaw were, respectively, a Republican senator and a Republican representative from Vermont during the Eleventh Congress.

1On 19 Dec. 1809 JM nominated Vann Ness to be U.S. attorney for Vermont, and the Senate confirmed the appointment the next day (Senate Exec. Proceedings description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends , 2:130–31).

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