§ From the Citizens of Knox County,
Indiana Territory. 14 April 1812. Recommend to the president Henry Hurst, attorney at law, as a proper person to fill the vacancy on the supreme court of the territory occasioned by the death of Judge Vanderburgh. State that Hurst is better qualified to fill the appointment than any other person and that he would be as acceptable to the citizens as any other.
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Hurst”). 1 p. Printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Indiana, 8:177. JM also received a one-page note from John Pope, dated 24 Apr. 1812, recommending Hurst for the vacancy (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17) and enclosing an 8 Apr. letter Pope had received from Judge Benjamin Parke making a similar recommendation (ibid.; printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Indiana, 8:175–76).