James Madison Papers

From James Madison to John Langdon, 1 July 1805

To John Langdon

Washington, July 1, 1805.

Dear Sir:

According to your request the letter to you from Mr. Griswold is now returned.1 It was duly communicated with your letter to me, to the President. I had previously received your favor on the subject of a successor to Mr. Erving.2 But the appointment had before it came to hand, been conferred on Mr. Wm. Lyman; so that the door was not open for taking into consideration the merits of the gentlemen recommended by you. With sentiments of great esteem and regard I remain Dear Sir very sincerely Yr. mo. obed. servt.

James Madison

Printed copy (Alfred Langdon Elwyn, ed., Letters by Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Others, Written during and after the Revolution, to John Langdon, New Hampshire [Philadelphia, 1880], 51).

1See Langdon to JM, 20 Dec. 1804, PJM-SS, description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (10 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends 8:411.

2Letter not found.

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