Note from Edward Partridge, 3 January 1840

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We will procure the proper certificate to show that is a Justice and forward it on soon Be patient brn. [brethren] will do as fast as we can appt
We may send you something which you do not want and omit some things which you do want but we will do the best we can
Jany. 3d 1840 [p. [1]]


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    Later in the month, Partridge apparently acquired and sent the promised certificate. A 22 January 1840 certificate signed by the clerk of the Commissioners’ Court of Hancock County certified Wells, Andrew Monroe, and Thomas Crawford to be “duly elected, commissioned and sworn” justices of the peace in that county. They had certified dozens of the affidavits that were submitted to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. (Samuel Marshall, Certificate for Andrew Monroe, Thomas Crawford, and Daniel H. Wells, 22 Jan. 1840, Record Group 233, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, National Archives, Washington DC; see also the affidavits signed by Wells, Monroe, and Crawford also housed in this record group.)  

    Record Group 233, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives / Petitions and Memorials, Resolutions of State Legislatures, and Related Documents Which Were Referred to the Committee on Judiciary during the 27th Congress. Committee on the Judiciary, Petitions and Memorials, 1813–1968. Record Group 233, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1789–2015. National Archives, Washington DC. The LDS records cited herein are housed in National Archives boxes 40 and 41 of Library of Congress boxes 139–144 in HR27A-G10.1.