James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Joseph Welscher, 1 October 1803 (Abstract)

§ From Joseph Welscher1

1 October 1803, Savannah. Resigns his appointment as commissioner of bankruptcy. Regrets this decision, as he is “Firmly attached to the present Administration from principle,” but “By the Constitution of this State, I cannot hold that Appointment and a seat in the Legislature, and weighty Political reasons induce me to prefer a seat in the Legislature.”

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