James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Monroe, 20 September 1799

From James Monroe

Albemarle Sepr. 20. 1799.

Dear Sir

Mr. Alexr. Stuart brother of Archd. has desired me to make known to you his pretentions to a seat in our council with a view to yr. friendly aid in obtaining it.1 It is impossible to refuse saying of him what I think, especially as my acquaintance with him is of ten years, commencing with his study of the law & continuing since. He is a sensible young man, sound in morality & political principles, & therefore deserving confidence. You will of course compare his pretentions with those of other candidates & do justice to the publick by selecting the most deserving. Sincerely I am yr. friend & servt.

Jas. Monroe


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