James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Gustavus B. Wallace, 4 March 1789

From Gustavus B. Wallace

Fredbg. Virga March 4th. 1789


As there will be Collectors of the impost appointed under the new goverment on the different rivers in this State, and those appointments made by Congress, I wish to inform you Sir that I am a Candidate for the port of Rappahannock and hope if no more deserving person offers to meet with your approbation. I am Sir your Most Obdt & Very Humble St.

Gust. B Wallace1

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1Gustavus Brown Wallace (1751–1802) had risen to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Virginia Continental line during the Revolution (Hayden, Virginia Genealogies, pp. 701–4; Boyd, Papers of Jefferson description begins Julian P. Boyd et al., eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (19 vols. to date; Princeton, 1950—). description ends , XVIII, 614 and n. 16).

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