James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Paul Hamilton, 3 May 1811

From Paul Hamilton

May 3d. 1811.

Dear Sir

Believing it to comport with the fidelity I owe you, I offer for your perusal the enclosed. Colo Butler1 is a native of So. Carolina, served with credit many years in the legislature of that State, and was much respected in private life for his probity. He removed a few years since into Kentucky, and I have been informed by Gentlemen from that State, that he is there held in the highest estimation. I know him well. He is a most worthy man. I am respectfully & sincerely yrs.

Paul Hamilton

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM. Enclosure not found.

1Anthony Butler (1774?–1849) served in the South Carolina House of Representatives, 1801 and 1802–4. He moved to Logan County, Kentucky, in 1807. In June 1813 JM appointed him lieutenant colonel in the Twenty-eighth U.S. Infantry (Edgar et al., Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives, 4:87; 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 , 2:368).

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