James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas B. Robertson, 26 October 1809

From Thomas B. Robertson

New Orleans 26 Oct 09


The Office of Navy Agent has become vacant in consequence of the unfortunate death of Mr Spence. I recommend with much pleasure Mr Samuel Hambleton as a gentleman in all respects qualified to discharge the duties of that Office.1 I have the honor to be Very respectfuly yo ob St

Th B Robertson2

RC (DNA: RG 45, Misc. Letters Received). Cover marked “Received under envelope to, and forwarded by Paul Hamilton.”

1JM later nominated John K. Smith for the vacancy (see Paul Hamilton to JM, 4 Dec. 1809, and n. 1).

2Thomas B. Robertson was secretary for the territory of Orleans from 1807 to 1811.

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