James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Gholson, 27 January 1813 (Abstract)

§ From Thomas Gholson

27 January 1813. Encloses a recommendation [not found] of Judge Waller Taylor for the office of governor of the Indiana Territory. “Mr. Taylor is certainly a meritorious man. I have been long acquainted with him. He is honorable intelligent & brave; and if it be reconcileable with the views & policy of the Government to appoint a person residing within the Territory, I imagine Judge Taylor would be the best selection that could be made.”1

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Taylor, Judge”). 1 p. Printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Indiana, 8:232.

1On 26 Feb. 1813 JM nominated Thomas Posey to replace John Gibson as acting governor of the Indiana Territory. The Senate confirmed the appointment on 3 Mar. (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 , 2:329, 333).

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