James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Michael Baldwin (Abstract), 29 May 1805

§ From Michael Baldwin

29 May 1805, Chillicothe. “By the last mail I recieved Commission as Marshall of the State of Ohio.1 I must request you to return my sincer<e> acknowledgements to the President of the United States for the honor conferred upon me.

“The court commences on the thir<d> of June when I shall qualify myself agreeably to law, & shall endeavour to discharge the duties of the Office, to the best of my abilities.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, Acceptances, 1789–1812). 1 p.; docketed by Jefferson.

1See Baldwin to JM, 8 Mar. 1805, and n. 2.

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