James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Richard Rush, 12 February 1814

From Richard Rush

Washington February 12. 1814


Having received the commission of attorney general of the United states which you have been pleased to confer upon me, I have the honor to signify, respectfully, my acceptance of it.

Amidst the sensibilities I feel at so signal a mark of confidence at your hands I can only say, that I am enabled to sustain the sense of responsibility it implies by nothing else than a consciousness of the good intentions, and diligence, which I humbly hope will be my guides in performing the duties of the post. I have the honor to be, with the highest respect, your obt. servant

Richard Rush

RC (PHi: Richard Rush Papers).

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