James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Charles Harris, 10 May 1813 (Abstract)

§ From Charles Harris

10 May 1813, Savannah. “I had the Honor of receiving your Communication enclosing a Commission for me as District attorny, for which I feel grateful.1 I had acted for some time before, by appointment of the Judge & as the Circuit Court was Sitting, I qualified this morning & shall attend to the Duties of the office, with every desire to discharge them faithfully & to be useful to the Department, if in my power.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, Acceptances, 1813–1820). 1 p.

1JM nominated Harris as U.S. attorney for the district of Georgia on 29 May 1813, two days after the session began, and the Senate approved the appointment on 1 June (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 , 2:347–48).

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