James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Presley Carr Lane, 9 July 1802 (Abstract)

§ To Presley Carr Lane

9 July 1802, Department of State. “The President of the United States having continued the Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, your appointment for the Western District is of course discontinued, Under the late act of Congress for amending the Judicial system of the United States. You will please therefore to deliver over to Mr. [John] Smith all the papers &ca. &ca. which may be in your possession according to the directions of the said Act.”

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