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To James Madison from John Mason, 24 July 1809 (Abstract)

§ From John Mason

24 July 1809, Georgetown. Has been solicited to write a letter of recommendation for Alexander Scott, who seeks appointment as judge for District of Columbia. Admits he knows little of Scott’s legal background but can assure JM of the applicant’s respectable “connections and standing in life.” Moreover, “his political principles have been uniformly & soundly republican.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, Letters of Application, 1809–17). 2 pp.

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