James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Daniel D. Tompkins, 16 May 1815

New York May 16. 1815


John A. Smith Esquire, son of Col Wm Smith late member of Congress & grandson of President Adams, has it in contemplation to visit Europe & is solicitous of obtaining public employment there. He is a young gentleman of good education & morals, & of patriotic feelings; whose character & standing both as a gentleman and in his profession is respectable.

It is with great pleasure and confidence that I recommend Mr Smith to your notice as a young gentleman highly worthy of the notice and confidence of the government.

With great respect and esteem I have the honor to be, Sir, Your Ob St

Daniel D. Tompkins

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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