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I have reccd. your letter of the 24th. inclosing copies of letters from President Monroe Judge Washington, & Mr. Wirt. Having for a considerable time past, found it necessary to adopt the general rule of declining all interposition in cases of appointment to office, more especially where I could offer no evidence of claims or qualifications not attainable from others more capable of speaking...
I wish my memory could furnish more light on the subject of your letter of the 10th. than is found in the two documents inclosed in it. But this happens not to be the case, owing not only to the great lapse of time, but to the more particular agency of the Heads of Depts. in such cases, than that of the Presidt. What alone I can say is that I have no recollections adverse to those of Mr....
I have read with a just sympathy the view given of your situation in your letter of the 22 brought by the last mail, and regret that I can not fulfill the wish expressed in it. The command of even small sums is difficult with those whose resources are limited to the fruits of agriculture, which for a series of years; in this quarter, have been reduced to one half in amount by unfavorable...
I have recd. your letter of the 8th. in answer to which I can only say that I retain all the sympathy for your situation, and good wishes for a relief from it, which I heretofore expressed. But perceiving no proper, and therefore no useful, ground for the interposition you request, I must refer to what was said on that subject in my letter of March 1825. The letters of Judge Washington, Mr...
I recd. by the last mail your letter of the 9th. I am truly sorry for the distressing situation which it describes; But the considerations which were formerly mentioned to you, as controuling my sympathises, instead of abatement have acquired additional force: and limit my answer to your request, to a renewal of the good wishes, which unavailing as they are, are all that I can offer. With...
Please to deliver to the order of William Allen the flour deposited with you, on my account by Ebenezer Eliason, and oblige FC (DLC) .
If my memory cd. ever have aided you, in the searches, you are making, the lapse of time has entirely disqualified it. I can only therefore wish you more success in a resort to sources immediately connected with the War Dept., and that you may ultimately obtain whatever may be due on the grounds of yr. claims. Mrs. Madison begs to be kindly rembd. to Mrs Scott, and we offer to you both our...