§ From the Right Reverend James Madison
17 December 1801, Williamsburg. “Permit me to introduce to you my Friend Dr. Barraud, whom I have so often mentioned to you;1 & to request the Favour of your Assistance in securing to him the Post, which he holds under the Government. This Request would never have been made, were I not assured, that no one will discharge the Duties attached to the Place with more Integrity, or more Ability.”
RC (DLC). 1 p. Dated 17 Dec. 1802 in the Index to the James Madison Papers.