James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Edward Carrington, 20 May 1790

From Edward Carrington

May 20. 1790

My dr sir,

It is probable some establishment of a Military Nature under the United States may be made at the Point of Fork, at present the grand deposit of the State. This deposit has for several years been under the care of Major Langham whome you lately saw at New York.1 He did much business of the kind in the Army, and frequently under my own direction. He has since given great satisfaction to the State, and from my knowledge of him formerly added to this late service, I can venture to say the United States cannot confide in a better Man. Having experienced from him the most faithful services, I wish to see him employed. I take the liberty to mention these things to you in his behalf and shall thank you for any services you can render him. I am my dr sir yr. most Obt. Servt

Ed Carrington

RC (DLC: Washington Papers). Addressed by Carrington. Docketed by a clerk. This letter was enclosed in Elias Langham to JM, 1 June 1790.

1See PJM description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (vols. 1–10, Chicago, 1962–77; vols. 11—, Charlottesville, Va., 1977—). description ends , XII, 9–10 and nn.

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