James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Jonathan Russell, 6 December 1816

Providence 6th. Decr. 1816


James De Wolf ⟨   ⟩ of Bristol in this State, believing that a vacancy may soon occur among the five Directors dependent on your appointment in the Bank of the United States has engaged me to ask your attention to his qualifications for that situation. With regard to his political character it must be well known to you & cannot have failed to afford satisfaction. He is a man of Great wealth & of Great talents & activity in business & he states himself to be the largest individual subscriber, in New England to the Bank in question. It is believed, therefore, that should it be found proper to fill the vacancy, if it occurs, with a person from New England that there can be found no one possessed of higher claims or whose appointment would give more general satisfaction to our political friends I have the honour to be Sir With the highest respects Your faithful & Obedient Sert



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