James Madison Papers

To James Madison from H. Holmes, 9 June 1815

Richmond June 9th 1815

Dear Sir

On My way to this place meeting with Majr. Charles Jouit who developed his wishes on the subject of an appointment to an Indian Agency I take pleasure in recommending him to the Executive as a gentleman in every respect qualified to fill such station. If an experience of eight years in the Indian Department without fault or error being ascribed to him were not of itself a sufficient testimonial of his qualification; it may be seen in that energy of Character, intelligence, integrity and conciliatory disposition so peculiar to this gentleman

A Virginian by birth but now a citizen of the Western Country he seems to have obtained the approbation and esteem of some of the first men in that Country and I repeat Sir that it gives me pleasure to further the Views of such men & their friends, by whose practical patiotism the United States has so much proffitted.

If Majr. Jouit shd. be too late in his application for an Agency, being bred to the Bar and having been promoted to the Bench in Kentucky, he wd. accept a Judgeship,(if there shd be a Vacancy) in any of the territories.

I have the honor to be Dear Sir with much esteem and respect yr. friend

Hl. Holmes


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