James Madison Papers

William Price to James Madison, December 1827



From our former acquaintance, and Being a former Member of the Virginia Legislature With you some years past, at the request of Mr Rufus Stone, my Neighbour, who is desirous of Emigrating to the province of Textus I recommend Him to you as a Gentleman of strict integraty Who seek through me a recommendation from you and Mr Monroe to the Government of That province This province being populated By such a veriety of people some who have Fled from there place of Nativity to avoid Paying of there Just debts and others to escape The punishment of there crimes thus constituting a vority of charactors Mr Stone wishes to avoid this sort of censure if any such should arise by seeking a recommendation from you dignitys so notorious over all the world I Pledge myself to you as well as to Mr Monroe that Mr Stone will come fulley up to the representation Given by me I therefore request of you both such a Recommendation as you can feel perfecley to Give through the Honorable Gabriel Moore and Myself our representative in Congress the favour will Ever be highly appritiated by your friend and old acquaintance

William Price

RC (DLC). Docketed by James Madison.

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