James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Hull, 9 March 1810 (Abstract)

§ From William Hull

9 March 1810, Detroit. Recommends Harris H. Hickman for collectorship at the port of Michilimackinac, to replace the late George Hoffman. “Mr. Hickman’s connection with my family” makes it delicate to mention the gentleman’s abilities, “which peculiarly qualify him for the office,” but he is known personally to Jonathan Robinson and Peter B. Porter in Congress.

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Hickman”). 1 p. Printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Michigan, 10:311–12. JM nominated Hickman for the collectorship on 17 Apr., but the Senate rejected the nomination on 1 May. In 1812 JM appointed him a captain of infantry (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 , 2:146, 154–55, 226).

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