James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James A. Cartwright, 1816

The subscribers practising Lawyers at the bar of the superior Court for the Town of Winchester Ky, and residing in said Town: Beg leave to name Mr. Robert Trimble of Paris Ky, as eminently qualified to fill the vacancy in the Federal district Court for the State of Kentucky produced by the death of the late Hon. Harry Innis.

His great legal learning and more especially his intimate Knowledge of our laws regulating the landed property of this state, give him a decided superiority in our opinion, over any one we have heard named for that office

He has been raised in Kentucky, and has the entire confidence of all classes of men who Know him. The services he rendered this state in the Capacity, first as a judge of the Court of Appeals and next as Chief Justice of the State are fresh in the recollection of the People

They are anxious for his Appointment. They feel that their property will be more secure under his adjudications, than under those who are comparatively speaking strangers in the State

The high sense we entertain of his legal Acquirements, his Personal worth and his political integrity have induced us respectfully to solicit his appointment.

Jas. A. Cartwright

Saml. Fishback

Sam: Hanson

Jas. Clark

Chilton Allan

Richard French

Hubbard Taylor jr

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

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