Congratulates him upon selection as Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court. Iredell and Rutledge are to take the southern circuit, Blair and Wilson the
middle, and Cushing and Jay the northern.
Objects to continued assignment to the Southern circuit, which required
considerable travel. Rotation of circuits would produce but little inconvenience in the
disposition of causes, yet would restore equality to the Justice's ...
Typed Copy. They held an ineffectual conference about the circuits. He
should at least be temporarily relieved from the southern circuit as the honor of the
U.S. is at stake. Regrets the danger they are in of losing Jay as Chie...
The writer of the extraordinary paper from South Carolina certainly has a
deranged intellect. The certiorari suit involved the honor of the United States since
last year the North Carolina legislature passed a resolution commen...
Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820; Iredell, James, 1751-1799
1793 June 12
Discusses opinions of justices in Chisholm vs. Georgia. Writes that "Mr.
Jay, whose talents appear to be of a superior cast, and whose argument is undoubtedly
more solid and ingenious, appears to be also taken by the novilty [s...
Illness and business make it unlikely he will be able to attend the
Supreme Court term in February. Is now willing to take the Southern circuit, but
requests another judge attend in North Carolina, where a number of causes are ...