James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Parker Boyd, 20 November 1803 (Abstract)

§ From John Parker Boyd1

20 November 1803, Boston. “Permit me to ask your patronage for my brother Joseph C Boyd.2 He had a mercantile education in this Town, and has been several years resident in the Town of Portland, in the line of his profession, in which time he has obtained the rank of Major in the independant Militia of the District.” Joseph C. Boyd wishes to be named marshal. John Langdon has written on his behalf to Jefferson3 and to Levi Lincoln. “Mr. [Richard] Cutts now in Congress is particularly acquainted with my brothers capacity, integrity, attachment to the constitution and his zeal in favor of the present administration.”

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