James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Joseph Anderson, 29 March 1810

From Joseph Anderson

Senate Chamber 29th March 1810.


In the Course of the communication which Judge Thruston1 and I had with you, on Monday evening, he mentioned a resolution2 which had been passed by the Legislature of the Mississipi Territory in relation to Mr Poindexter. The resolution has been handed to me this morning—with a request that I would transmit it to you. Accept Sir assurance of my high and Sincere respect, and Esteem

Jos: Anderson

RC and enclosure (DLC).

1Buckner Thruston (1764–1845) was a Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky, 1805–9, and a circuit court judge in the District of Columbia, 1809–45.

2Anderson enclosed a clipping, evidently from a Natchez newspaper, with three resolutions approved by the Mississippi Territory House of Representatives on 3 Mar. 1809. The first resolution expressed confidence in territorial delegate George Poindexter. The second requested him to seek the passage of laws to confirm Spanish land titles in the territory, to open a post road from St. Stephens on the Tombigbee River to the town of Liberty in Amite County, and to establish an Indian factory in Washington County. The third directed that the above resolutions should be sent to the newspapers for publication.

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