James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Joseph Habersham, 31 August 1801

From Joseph Habersham

Washington August 31st 1801.

Dear Sir,

Upon further consideration I have concluded it would not be adviseable for me to undertake the office of District Judge which you was so good as to say the President was disposed to confer upon me.1 As the business before that court may suffer through the want of a Judge it appeared expedient for me to mention this before Your return that a new appointment might be made in time to prevent any complaint.

I beg you to assure the President that I am sensible of his favorable disposition towards me, and beleive me to be very respectfully Dear Sir Yr mo. obedt. set

Jos Habersham

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