James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Jonathan Roberts, 3 March 1817

Senate Chamber March 3d. 1817

Dear Sir

I ask the liberty of communicating to you the enclosed letter from Gen Howell of the Senate with the accompaniments and solicit your attention thereto. I had hoped to wait upon you but time hardly promises an allowance of that pleasure. I need not repeat you how sincerely I esteem Gen Howell or how much I should be gratified in his obtaining public employment worthy of his merits. This you will know from the conversation I had with you respecting another appointment for this gentleman which will not now soon be made. I am very respectfully your Friend servt.

Jonathan Roberts

DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.

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