James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Marinus Willett, 29 September 1812 (Abstract)

§ From Marinus Willett1

29 September 1812, New York. Informs JM that Armstrong has appointed Evert A. Bancker2 to the office of judge advocate. Praises Bancker and requests confirmation of his appointment.

RC (DNA: RG 107, LRRS, W-331:6). 1 p.; docketed as received in the War Department on 5 Oct. 1812.

1Marinus Willett (1740–1830), Revolutionary War veteran and former sheriff of New York City and County, served as mayor of New York from 1807 to 1811 and was defeated in his bid for the lieutenant governorship of the state in 1811.

2On 14 Oct. 1812 Willett wrote to Gallatin to request that he pass on to JM Willett’s support for Bancker, whom he described as “a Counciler of law, of respectable connection of good moral charector Amiable disposition and well qualified to perform the duties of the office” (DLC; docketed by JM). JM later nominated Bancker to be judge advocate for the Third U.S. Military District effective 18 Mar. 1813 (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 , 2:371).

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