James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Marshall, 29 November 1790

From John Marshall

Richmond Novr. 29th. 90

Dear Sir

My friend Mr. Giles1 will present you this. He is particularly desirous of being known to you. I shoud not presume so far on the degree of your acquaintance with which I have been honord as to introduce any Gentleman to your attention if I did not persuade myself that you will never regret or change any favorable opinion you may form of him. With much respect & esteem I am dear Sir Your obedt.

J Marshall

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1William Branch Giles (1762–1830) took his seat in the House on 7 Dec. (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 , III, 618). Giles, a Petersburg lawyer, represented the district previously served by the late Theodorick Bland.

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