James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William C. C. Claiborne and Thomas B. Robertson, 19 March 1810 (Abstract)

§ From William C. C. Claiborne
Thomas B. Robertson

19 March 1810, New Orleans. The resignation of Philip Grymes as U.S. attorney for the Orleans district has created a vacancy, which must be filled by “a Citizen of competent talents, and correct principles.” They recommend “Tully Robinson (late of Virginia) who has resided in this Territory about twelve months.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Robinson”). 1 p. Printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Orleans, 9:877–78. JM nominated Robinson (formerly a major in the army) on 17 Apr., and the Senate confirmed the appointment the following 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 , 2:94, 95, 145, 146).

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