James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Charles Peale Polk, 7 January 1802 (Abstract)

§ From Charles Peale Polk

7 January 1802, Georgetown. Apologizes for burdening JM with his search for public employment but promises this will be “the last trespass” on JM’s patience. Has furnished the postmaster general with a birth certificate and letters of recommendation from Daniel Hiester,1 representative from the district where Polk lived the past five years, and from Samuel Smith. Requests JM’s intervention with the postmaster general. Will accept any employment that will support his “dear and distressed family.”

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