James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Smilie, 20 February 1809

H. Representatives February 20th. 1809

The undersigned composing a part of the Representation from the State of Pennsylvania, having been informed that, David Holmes Esqr. of Virginia, is mentioned, as a fit and proper person, to be appointed Governor of the Mississippi Territory, beg leave to tender to the President of the United States, this testimonial of their approbation of Mr. Holmes, for that appointment. The public Character of that Gentleman is so well known that it is unnecessary to enumerate the claims which he has to the confidence of the Government.

John Smilie

John Rea

David Bard

Benjn: Say

M Porter

Danl. Montgomery

Jacob Richards

Robert Brown

Samuel Smith

DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.

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