James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Gholson, 14 January 1813 (Abstract)

§ From Thomas Gholson

14 January 1813. Transmits a letter from Mr. Johnson of the Virginia legislature, recommending James Semple to fill the “vacancy occasioned by the death of Judge Tyler.”1 “Mr. Semple2 who is at this time a Judge of the general court of Va. is a man of talents, and would, I have no doubt, discharge with ability, the duties of the office solicited for him.”

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Semple”). RC 1 p. For enclosure, see n. 1.

1The enclosure is James Johnson to Gholson, 12 Jan. 1813 (1 p.).

2James Semple (1768–1834) was a professor of law at the College of William and Mary. In December 1795 he married Anne Contesse Tyler, the eldest daughter of Judge John Tyler (Tyler’s Quarterly 8 [1926–27]: 142).

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