James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Lindsay, 2 March 1789

From William Lindsay

Port Royal Virginia March 2. 1789

Dear Sir

In consequence of Col: Parker’s being Elected a Representative in Congress, He resigned the Naval office for the district of Norfolk, & I had the pleasure of being elected in his stead by the Honorable the Executive of this State. I shall be in N. York, by the first of April. I must beg the Favour of you to mention this, to the President & Senate. I hope when this is known, it will stop further Applications. I should think it hard to loose it, tho I hope their is no danger, they will certainly continue all the Old Officers.1 I am Dear Sir Your Humt. Sert

Wm. Lindsay

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1Lindsay was appointed collector of customs for Norfolk and Portsmouth (DHFC description begins Linda Grant De Pauw et al., eds., Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America (3 vols. to date; Baltimore, 1972—). description ends , II, 15, 21, 551).

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