James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Samuel Harrison Smith, 29 July 1813

From Samuel Harrison Smith

July 29. 1813.


My reflections on the acceptance of the office of Commissioner of the Revenue, wch you yesterday did me the honor to propose to me, have issued in my determination, in the event of my appointment, to accept it.1 In intimating this purpose, I beg leave to express my deep sense of this mark of your esteem, which cannot fail to animate me in the discharge of duties that a variety of circumstances may render arduous. I am, with great respect, Your obt. humble servt

Sa. H. Smith

RC (DLC); FC (DLC: J. Henley Smith Papers). RC docketed by JM.

1See JM to Smith, 28 July 1813, and n. 1. JM nominated Smith as commissioner of the revenue on 29 July 1813, and the appointment was approved two days later (Senate Exec. Proceedings description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends , 2:416, 419, 435).

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