James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Daniel Brent and Others, 25 June 1801

From Daniel Brent and Others

June 25th. 1801

The underwritten, Clerks in the Department of State, beg leave to remind the Secretary, that an additional allowance of Fifteen prCent to the annual compensation which has heretofore been received by the Clerks of this Office was appropriated by Congress at its last Session,1 to be distributed among them as the Head of the Department might think proper; and that this additional allowance originated in, and was founded upon the representation made by them, in conjunction with the Clerks of most of the other executive Offices of the Government. They therefore beg leave to express their hope, that the Secretary will think proper, in coincidence with the views under which Congress granted the money, to distribute it among the underwritten in such proportions as may seem just and reasonable.

Danl Brent.2
[and four others]

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