James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Hubbard Taylor, 21 June 1801

From Hubbard Taylor

Kentucky, Clarke County 21st. June 1801.

Dear sir

By the inclosed1 you will find my intention of soliciting the appointment of Marshall of this State, should the present one not be reappointed.

I should have been an earlier applicant, had I not been informed of the Certificates that had been given by the Judge of the Fedreal [sic] Court, & the Gentleman of the Barr, since which Mr. Innes has written the President that some circumstances has come to his Knowledge that has altered his opinion.2

I have a numerous young family and its likely to encrease, I was an early adventurer in this Country, and if I shall be so fortunate as to meet the approbation of the President, it will be my ardant study to discharge the duties of the office with punctual impartiallity.

Any thing you may be pleased to say in my behalf on the occation shall be greatfully remembered by Dear sir Yr Affe. Freind & Hble sert

H. Taylor

P. S. Be pleased write me if this Letter gets safe to hand.

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