James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John S. Sherburne, 3 May 1804 (Abstract)

§ From John S. Sherburne1

3 May 1804, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “I have had the honor to receive your favor of the 31st. of March last [not found] inclosing a commission of District Judge of NHampshire District. As a renewed testimonial of the confidence of the President the appointment cd. not fail of affording me great satisfaction, & I hope from a due attention to the discharge of its important duties, it will appear that this confidence has not been misplaced.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, Acceptances, 1789–1812). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 26 May.

1John Samuel Sherburne (1757–1830) was a Dartmouth-educated lawyer and state legislator before his appointment as U.S. district judge at Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Charles M. Wiltse et al., eds., The Papers of Daniel Webster: Correspondence [7 vols.; Hanover, N.H., 1974–86], 1:108, 109 n. 4).

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