James Madison Papers

To James Madison from the New Jersey Delegation in Congress, 6 January 1810 (Abstract)

§ From the New Jersey Delegation in Congress

6 January 1810, Washington. Recommends Bernard Smith, a State Department clerk, for the position of secretary of the Mississippi Territory.

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Smith”). 1 p. Signed by James Cox and five other members of the New Jersey delegation. Enclosed in Bernard Smith to JM, 8 Jan. 1810 (ibid.). In 1812 JM appointed Smith to be surveyor and inspector of the revenue in New Brunswick (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 , 2:270, 272).

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