Your favor of the 20th July came safe to hand tho' late. Your resignation of the office of Judge of the Maritime Court, for the District of Edenton I accept, tho' I do not view that office in such light as to consider it inconsistent with that you hold under Congress. However, it is best to prevent disputes, especially as there are not any profits arising from the former, that it be relinquished.
I am much obliged for the information you give me respecting the Coroner of Perquimans. I wish to recommend the County Court to appoint another Coroner, who will comply with the Law in giving the necessary security so there can be no danger of any ill consequences from such Coroner's misconduct. On affidavits being forwarded to me that the present Coroner refuses to give proper security I shall think myself authorized to suspend him. Your letter would be, to me, sufficient, but the public have a right to expect the proper proof; otherwise, this would not now be delayed. Please to proceed so far as to obtain the affidavits and forward to me when due attention shall be paid them.