General Land Office February 17, 1816.
I have the honour to transmit, with this Note, a Letter received this day, recommending (as Receiver of Public Monies in the Land-Office about to be opened for the Sale of the Public Lands ceded by the late Treaty with General Jackson) Israel Pickens, Esq; now a Member of Congress from the State of North-Carolina. It is, I presume, not improper to say, that I have no doubt of the capacity and integrity of Mr. Pickens. I have the honour to be very respectfully, Yours
DLC: Papers of James Madison.