§ From Robert Wickliffe
24 December 1812, Lexington, Kentucky. Recommends James Blair1 for “judge of The Superior Court In the Missouri Teritory.”
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Blair, James”). 1 p. Addressee not indicated but assumed to be JM on the basis of the fact that Wickliffe’s letter is filed with a similar letter he wrote to Monroe on the same day.
1. James Blair was a lawyer in Lexington who had previously served as attorney general for Kentucky (Hopkins et al., Papers of Henry Clay, 1:78, 91, 124, 125 n. 7).