James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Nelson, Jr., 8 July 1802

From William Nelson, Jr.

Virga. York Town July 8th. 1802

Dr. Sir

I understand that a new District for the collection of duties has been established in Matthews County and perhaps a part of Glo[uce]ster. If no person has been appointed collector, or if no one of more experience and better pretensions has been thought of for the office, I take the liberty of mentioning as a candidate Mr. Thos. Nelson junr. of this town, son of Hugh Nelson decd.1 He has had the usual College-education, has lived some time in a counting house, and has since attended a course of lectures on law; and I believe him to be a young man of correct demeanor. He will in few months attain his twenty second year. I am, with great respect, Dr. Sir, yr. obedt St

Wm. Nelson jr.2

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