James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Nicoll, 27 July 1802 (Abstract)

§ From John Nicoll

27 July 1802, New Haven. Has received JM’s letter of 6 July [not found] appointing him a commissioner of bankruptcy for the district of Connecticut. Declines the appointment; “I am so frequently absent from the State, that it will be out of my Power to pay the requisite Attention to the Duties of the Office.” Recommends John H. Lynde for the position.

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