James Madison Papers

From Richard Ridgway to James Madison, 2 May 1807

Frederick County 5th. Moth. 2nd. 1807

Respected Friends

Whereas our Friend and acquaintance Richard Carter Junr. having a prospect of making application for the Registers office in the new Land office to be opened for the sale of the lands lying west of the Tuscaraway and between the United states Militirry tract and the Connecticut reserve, and calling on us for our approbation, These are to certyfy that to the best of our knowledg Richard Carter Junr. is an honest attentive man to business and suppoarts a good moral Character in the western Country where he resides.

Richd. Ridgway

Jonathan Wright

David Lupton

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

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