From Albert Gallatin
New York Septem. 9th 1802
Since I closed my letter of this day, Mr Madison has enclosed to me the within recommendation for the office of collector of York town Virginia.
With sincere respect Your obedt. & affecte. Servt.
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson President U.S.”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Treasury Department on 16 Sep. and “Cary to be Collector York vice Reynolds” and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Samuel Sheild to James Madison, York County, Virginia, 25 Aug. 1802, recommending William Carey as collector at Yorktown, who fortunately will accept the office; being one of the oldest inhabitants of the town, Carey is “quite easy in his Circumstances, of strict Integrity,” and punctual in the discharge of all business he undertakes; although “Antirepublicanism” is still prevalent in York County, Carey is a moderate who uniformly voted for Sheild as a candidate for the Virginia Assembly “even in the most trying Times” (RC in same).
William Carey received the appointment of COLLECTOR at Yorktown, but he immediately resigned (Madison, Papers, Sec. of State Ser. description begins William T. Hutchinson, Robert A. Rutland, J. C. A. Stagg, and others, eds., The Papers of James Madison, Chicago and Charlottesville, 1962–, 33 vols. Sec. of State Ser., 1986–, 9 vols.; Pres. Ser., 1984–, 6 vols.; Ret. Ser., 2009–, 1 vol. description ends , 3:518; Gallatin to TJ, 5 Oct. 1802).