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From James Madison to George Washington, 12 February 1794

To George Washington

Feby. 12. 1794

Mr. Madison presents his respectful compliments to the President, and begs leave to lay before him the inclosed letters, on behalf of a candidate for a vacancy in the Custom-House Department in Virginia. Mr. M. being a perfect stranger to the candidate can add no information whatever of his own. He knows Mr. Maury well, and considers his recommendation ⟨as res⟩pectable.

RC and enclosures (DLC: Washington Papers). Enclosures were Laurence Muse to JM, 1 Feb. 1794, and Fontaine Maury to JM, 4 Feb. 1794.

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