James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Samuel McKee, 2 March 1811 (Abstract)

§ From Samuel McKee

2 March 1811, Washington. Solicits an appointment as secretary or judge in one of the territories for Craven Peyton Luckett.

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Luckett”). 1 p. JM received similar letters on Luckett’s behalf from Henry Clay, William T. Barry, Nicholas Ruxton Moore, Benjamin Howard, Samuel Smith, George Poindexter, Buckner Thruston, and John Pope, all dated between 3 and 25 Mar. 1811 (ibid.). Luckett apparently presented these credentials to JM when he called on the president some time in April, on which occasion JM told him his letters were “entitled to respect” (Luckett to JM, 11 Nov. 1811 [ibid.]).

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