James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Dodd, 19 July 1802 (Abstract)

§ From John Dodd

19 July 1802, Hartford. Acknowledges JM’s letter of 6 July [not found] informing him of his appointment as one of the commissioners of bankruptcy for the district of Connecticut, “but as I had no previous knowledge of any Such thing being about to take place, and having made arangements of a different kind; duty to my self and in my opinion to the Public require me to decline accepting the appointment.”

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