James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Aaron Burr, 27 April 1801

From Aaron Burr

N, york 27 Ap. 1801

Dear Sir

Joseph Crockett writes to me from Jessamine County in Kentucky that he is a Candidate for the office of Marshall1—that he was a Captain in the Virginia line during the late War and that [he] was a Neighbour of, and personally well known to Colonel Jefferson. Having myself no recollection of Captn. Crockett, I can add nothing to the information which he communicates.

I enclose you an extract of a letter which I have received from Col. Stevens of this City.2 Suggestions of a similar Nature have been made to me by D. Ludlow our Navy-agent.

Tomorrow will commence an interesting and Animated election in this State. We entertain little doubt of a favorable result as to Governor & Members of Assembly. Your friend & st

A; Burr

In communicating Judge Tayler’s recommendation of Mr. Barber,3 I did not mean to imply any opinion of my own, regarding either the qualifications of the Man or the expediency of the Measure.

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