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To James Madison from William L. Blair, 27 February 1809

Philada. Feby. 27th. 1809

Most Excellent Sir,

After congratulating you, upon your elevation to the supreme Magistracy of the nation, permit me, from the kindness, and politeness, I have experienced from you, and your family, to take the freedom to solicit a favour from you. That is, if any change should be made in the office of District Attorney for the Pennsylvania District, permit me to offer myself a Candidate for said office, And should I be so fortunate, as to receive the appointment, it will lay me under infinite obligations to your Excellency. I am your Excellency’s most obedt. most devoted Hble. Servt.

Wm. L. Blair

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

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