§ From James Fenner
13 June 1810, Providence. Reports that Justice William Cushing will resign from the Supreme Court and suggests Barnabas Bidwell be nominated as his replacement. Bidwell’s appointment would “gratify our friends in New England, and afford no cause for censure to our Enemies.”
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Bidwell”). 1 p. Fenner was the Republican governor of Rhode Island, 1807–11.