James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William H. Crawford, 1 March 1810 (Abstract)

§ From William H. Crawford

1 March 1810, Senate Chamber. Obadiah Jones has authorized Crawford “to accept of the appointment in his name, if it should be made,” to the Mississippi territorial judgeship “& in his name to sign a resignation of his present appointment” of judge in the Illinois Territory.

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Jones”). 1 p. Printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Illinois, 16:81. Crawford was a U.S. senator from Georgia, 1807–13, U.S. minister to France, 1814–15, secretary of war, 1815–16, and secretary of the treasury, 1816–25.

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