James Madison Papers

James Madison to Henry Clay, 24 September 1825

Sepr. 24. 1825

Dr Sir,

Since I took the liberty of mentioning to you the name of young Mr Waugh who wishes to be a bearer of public despatches, and whom you kindly promised to keep in view for consideration, I have learned that he is younger than I was aware, and possibly without that sort of knowledge of the world which would be useful at any age, and could alone supply the want of age[?] It is quite proper that I should give you this information; to which I will only add that in case demand for the service in question, should at any time suggest the pretensions of young Waugh better means of appreciating them than I may possess will be attainable from members of Congress connected with this part of the Country. I renew to you Sir the expression of my high esteem, & my friendly salutations.

Draft (DLC).

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