28 January 1802, Comptroller’s Office. At Mr. Payne’s request, recommends him for a recent vacancy in the State Department.2 Commends his handwriting, copying skills, and general competence.
1. Nathan Lufborough was a Washington landowner and for many years a clerk in the Comptroller’s Office; JM nominated him to be a magistrate for the District of Columbia on 6 Feb. 1810 (Records of the Columbia Historical Society, 9 : 228, 24 : 1–4; John Mason and others to JM, 1 Feb. 1810, PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (2 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984—). description ends , 2:217; Lufborough to JM, 26 Sept. 1814 [DLC]).