James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Henry Purviance, 1 June 1803 (Abstract)

§ From John Henry Purviance

1 June 1803, Baltimore. Solicits a position in the State Department. “It would be gratifying to me to be employed as immediately under the direction of the chief clerk of the department as circumstances might permit.” Hopes that JM’s recollection of his “former connexion with Col. Monroe” will “not prove unfriendly” to his “present application.”1

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