James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Elias Vanderhorst, 28 August 1801

From Elias Vanderhorst, 28 August 1801


Bristol Augt. 28th. 1801.


I did myself the honor of writing ⟨to⟩ you yesterday by this conveyance, and have now that of ⟨ha⟩nding you the enclosed letter to me from Marcus Lynch Junr. Esqr. ⟨to⟩ which I beg leave to refer you, & at the same time to request the favor of your Interest in obtaining for him (should it be ⟨v⟩acant at the Period this Letter may reach you) the place ⟨he⟩ therein solicits. This Gentleman’s character is well known to me, and I can with great truth Say, that I believe him to be in every respect extremely well qualified to fill the ⟨o⟩ffice he has now in view. You will observe that he is ⟨a⟩ member of the Commercial House of Lynch, Roberts & Woodward ⟨of⟩ Cork, where he is also Agent to the English East-India Compy.; the Mercantile House of Nesbitt, Stewart & Nesbitt, to which he refers, is considered as ranking among the first in London; I will only add that he has my best wishes for his success, and should the President be pleased to grant him the appointmt. he solicits, I have no doubt the duties of the Office will be executed to his entire Satisfaction. I have the honor to remain with the greatest respect, Sir, Your most Obedt. & most Hle Servt.

Elias Vander Horst

⟨O⟩riginal per the Philadelphia Via Philadelphia.

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