James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Benjamin R. Morgan, 29 July 1802 (Abstract)

§ From Benjamin R. Morgan

29 July 1802, Philadelphia. “Mr. William Dewees being desirous of obtaining the appointment of Commissioner of Bankruptcy in the place of Mr Van Cleve lately deceased has requested me to … sollicit on his behalf your friendly interference in obtaining the object of his wishes.” Dewees is a Philadelphia attorney whose family has “long been established here.”

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