James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Ezekiel Bacon, 23 February 1813

From Ezekiel Bacon

House of Reps. Feby. 23. 1813.


The enclosed Letter from James Prince Esqr. Marshall of the District of Massachusetts a Gentleman of correct & honorable Character will sufficiently explain it’s object.1

From his representations I can have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Appleton to whom it relates to your favorable regard & attention. With much respect I have the honor to be your Obedt. servt.

Ez Bacon

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Appleton, John”). For enclosure, see n. 1.

1Prince’s 8 Feb. 1813 letter to Bacon (1 p.) described John Appleton, “a native of Boston, and lately consul at Calaise,” as a man “of Sterling integrity, of political information; a firm and undeviating republican, warmly attached to the Constitution and Government of his Country, and a zealous Supporter of the national administration.” Prince stated that Appleton desired a position amidst the “busy Scenes” of commerce, “in which he would be useful to his Country.”

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