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To James Madison from John Mason, 4 June 1802 (Abstract)

§ From John Mason

4 June 1802, Georgetown. “Mr Nicholas King of the City of Washington,1 who will do himself the honor to hand this Letter, has requested me to make him known to you, being desirous, as he is at present out of Business, to obtain a Clerks place in your Department, should there be a Vacancy.… I have known Mr King for many years & can most safely recommend him as a Man of Abilities Integrity and amiable Disposition.… I can also speak confidently of his Industry and attention—his particular profession has been that of Surveyor & Draftsman but his Knowledge of Business is general—perhaps his Knowledge in Mecanics & Drafts may be useful in addition to the ordinary Duties—in some of the Branches of your office.”

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