James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Benjamin Smith Barton, 30 January 1810 (Abstract)

§ From Benjamin Smith Barton

30 January 1810, Philadelphia. Introduces his nephew, W. P. C. Barton, who holds a naval commission and “will never disgrace the important station in which you have been pleased to place him.”

RC (DLC). 1 p. Docketed by JM. Benjamin Smith Barton, the eminent botanist, had recommended William Paul Crillon Barton for appointment as a naval surgeon. JM nominated him in June 1809 (B. S. Barton to JM, 19 Mar. 1809 [DNA: RG 45, Misc. Letters Received]; Senate Exec. Proceedings description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends , 2:123, 126).

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