James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Mason, 10 August 1812 (Abstract)

§ From John Mason

10 August 1812, Indian Office. Recommends assistant agent Robert P. Bayly1 for the office of Indian agent at the trading house on Chickasaw Bluffs, left vacant by the death of John B. Treat. Recommends William M. Stewart2 as assistant agent at Fort Madison, to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Asa Payne.

RC (DLC); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 75, Letters Sent by the Superintendent of Indian Trade). RC 2 pp.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Mason; docketed by JM.

1Bayly was appointed the same day (Mason to Bayly, 10 Aug. 1812 [ibid.]).

2Stewart was appointed the same day but declined the position (see Mason to JM, 27 Aug. 1812).

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