James Madison Papers

Resolution of the Mississippi Territorial House of Representatives, 27 November 1810 (Abstract)

§ Resolution of
the Mississippi Territorial House of Representatives

27 November 1810. Nominates to the president Edward Ward of Madison County and Benjamin Harney of Amite County, “one of whom to be selected by him, to fill the vacancy in the Legislative Council, occasioned by the resignation of Joseph Roberts.”1

Ms (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Ward”). 1 p. Signed by Ferdinand L. Claiborne as Speaker of the House of Representatives. On the verso JM noted in pencil, “Commission to make out for Ward.” Printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Mississippi, 6:139. JM received a recommendation in favor of Ward from Robert Williams, 4 Dec. 1810, and one in favor of Harney from Samuel Harper and Micajah Davis, 7 Dec. 1810 (printed ibid., 6:145, 152).

1JM nominated Ward for the vacancy on 21 Jan. 1811 (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 , 2:163).

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