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To James Madison from James Trecothick Austin, 14 February 1815

From James Trecothick Austin

Boston Feby 14: 1815

Sir.

My esteemed father in Law the late Vice President of the United States authorized me to expect from your Excellency a favorable consideration whenever the selection was to be made of a Comptroller of the Treasury.

Permit me in his name most respectfully to submit my wishes to your attention.1 With prof[o]und respect

James T Austin

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1For JM’s decision regarding the appointment, see Robert Wright to JM, 9 Feb. 1815, n. 2. For Austin’s reaction, see JM to Thomas Jefferson, 15 Jan. 1823, PJM-RS, description begins David B. Mattern et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Retirement Series (2 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 2009–). description ends 2:628.

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