mistake in date
[June Mon 9]
Telegram from Cushman
"I wish Johnson Nickens appointed
Commissioner either at Nome or other good
place. Please consult with him about
this Francis W. Cushman"
Nickens was evidently informed that Sen
ator Foster & Congressman Cushman had
sent telegrams & he called to see me.
Told him that I had already promised
not to commit myself - he declined to
talk of Comr, and said that Foster &
Cushman had promised him the
Clerkship in my court. I told him
that I had promised to appoint another
man - provided Foster had not
already promised the place to secure
my appointment as Judge &c. He
assumed an injured tone and went
away saying that he would have Foster
& Cushman telegraph me further
requesting his appointment as Clerk.
[written over entry, in red:]
Took the oath of Office
and assumed the duties of
my office as Judge of U.S. District
Court 3rd Judicial District
of Alaska today. Commission
forwarded today from Washington.
Arrived in Tacoma 17 years ago
I will not appoint him!