James Madison Papers

To James Madison from David Holmes, 19 January 1813 (Abstract)

§ From David Holmes

19 January 1813, “Town of Washington.” “By the inclosed transcript from the journals of the House of Representatives of this Territory [not found], you will see that Nathaniel A Ware,1 and Abner Green, are nominated to supply a vacancy in the Council, occasioned by the death of Alexander Montgomery Esq. Both the Gentlemen in Nomination are respectable. From the Number of votes that Mr. Ware obtained, I presume he would be the most acceptable to the Legislature. He is a Gentleman of good information and of unquestionable integrity.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Ware”). 1 p. Printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Mississippi, 6:354.

1On 16 Feb. 1813 JM nominated Ware “to be a member of the Legislative Council” of the Mississippi Territory, “being one of two persons nominated to me by the House of Representatives, of the said Territory, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Alexander Montgomery.” The Senate confirmed Ware’s appointment on 26 Feb. 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 , 2:324–25, 328).

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