James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Joseph Desha, 27 March 1810 (Abstract)

§ From Joseph Desha

27 March 1810. Recommends George Poindexter1 for the vacant federal judgeship in the Mississippi Territory.

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Poindexter”). 1 p. Printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Mississippi, 6:56. Joseph Desha (1768–1842) was a Republican congressman from Kentucky, 1807–19.

1George Poindexter (1779–1835) served as delegate to Congress from the Mississippi Territory, 1807–13. JM was to receive two other letters from members of the House on his behalf; one was from Adam Seybert and eight other Pennsylvania representatives, dated 29 Mar., and the other was from Robert Witherspoon and four other South Carolina representatives, dated 4 Apr. (printed ibid., 6:57, 58–59).

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