James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Linn, 22 June 1801

From James Linn

Trenton 22d June 1801


The appointment of George Maxwell as district attorney in this State, being announced in the public papers, he came to this place on Saturday last expecting his commission. It not being transmitted the presumption was that the appointment had not taken place. The office is vacant, and the public business suffers extremely. Therefore it is my earnest wish that some person be appointed to this office, and I can safely say that Mr. Maxwell will be the most Acceptable to a large majority of the citizens of New Jersey.1 I am your most Hume. Set.

James Linn2

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