James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Elias Langham, 15 March 1789

From Elias Langham

Point of fork March 15th. 1789.


I am induced to think that a Commissary of Military Stores will be one of the first Appointments that Congress will make under the new Government, I therefore take the Liberty of writing to you on the Subject, & inclosing some Other letters to your care, you being the representative of the district in which I live.1

I leave open the letters for your examination, which after readg. be pleased to seal & deliver, provided you think this a proper time for the delivery thereof. When I send the recommendations therein mentioned, I shall write you more fully. I have the honor to be with due respect Your Most Obt Ser.

E Langham

RC (DLC). Addressed by Langham.

1One of these letters, dated 15 Mar., was addressed to the “President of Congress” (DLC: Washington Papers).

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