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Coxe not appointed judge, but does the President intend to have him codify district laws?
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McIlvaine, Charles Petit, "Letter to S.P. Chase" (1863). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 144.
Rev. C.P. McIlvaine
Cin March 12
Cincinnati March 12 1863
My dear Mr Chase,
I see that the Judges for the District have been appointed. I trust, as the President did not give either of these places to Mr Coxe, he still intended for him the place to which he was so kind as to nominate him some time [?], namely, that of revising and codifying the laws of the District-a nomination which failed because of the imperfection of the law providing for that work which imperfection I learn has been [?].
As you were so good as to [?] yourself before in this matter, for which I was much indebted, I hope you will add to the [?] by again bestowing upon it some kind attention.
Charles P. McIlvaine
My son writes that you seem much worn and wearied by your [labors]-I do hope, now that [?] has adjourned and your scheme is [ado]pted, you will get some repose.