To James Monroe
Philada. Decr. 9th. 1795.
At the request of Mr. R. Harrison, who is well acquainted with the Bearer Mr. James H. Hooe,1 I introduce this Gentleman to your civilities. He is charged with some business interesting to a friend of Mr. Harrison, which it is supposed may be aided by your advice, and perhaps claim your official attention. These considerations will more than apologize for the liberty I have taken, and will ensure Mr. Hooe, the reception that may be due to him. With the highest respect esteem & regard, I am Dear Sir, Your Mo: Obedt. hble servt.
James Madison Jr
RC (DLC). Addressed by JM to Monroe at Paris and marked “Mr. Hooe.”
1. James Hewitt Hooe was an Alexandria merchant, as was his kinsman Robert Townsend Hooe (cousin and business partner of Treasury Department auditor Richard Harrison). A Madison-Clinton elector in 1808, James Hewitt Hooe represented Fairfax County in the Virginia House of Delegates, 1809–10. He received consignments of merino sheep from Portugal for JM and Jefferson (WMQ description begins William and Mary Quarterly. description ends , 2d ser., 3 : 208; Hayden, Virginia Genealogies, pp. 717, 718; Rutland, Papers of George Mason, 1:lxi–lxii; Thomas Pleasants, Jr., to JM, 4 Mar. 1791, PJM description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (1 vol. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984—). description ends , 13:403; CVSP description begins William P. Palmer et al., eds., Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts (11 vols.; Richmond, 1875–93). description ends , 9:616; Swem and Williams, Register description begins Earl G. Swem and John W. Williams, eds., A Register of the General Assembly of Virginia, 1776–1918, and of the Constitutional Conventions (Richmond, 1918). description ends , p. 388; Hooe to JM, 4 May and 13 Oct. 1810 [DLC]).