From Isaac Hite
Belle-grove1 March 3d. 1810
Urged by a benevolent disposition to Oblige a very worthy man I hope you will excuse the liberty I now take in again soliciting you for an office for our mutual friend Henry Dangerfield. As the object of his wished for attainment & his reasons for the application can best be disclosed by his letter to me on the subject I have enclosed it for your perusal. I sincerely hope the appointment may ⟨have?⟩ your concurrence which will I assure you be a high gratification to your friend
RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Daingerfield”). Enclosure is Daingerfield’s letter to Hite, 26 Feb. 1810 (2 pp.; printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Mississippi, 6:50–51).
1. Belle Grove was Hite’s estate near Middletown in Frederick County, Virginia. Shortly after their wedding in 1794, JM and his bride had visited Old Hall, which antedated Belle Grove on the site (JM to Jefferson, 5 Oct. 1794, PJM description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (1st ser., vols. 1-10, Chicago, 1962-77, vols. 11-17, Charlottesville, Va., 1977-91). description ends , 15:360 and n. 3).