James Madison Papers

From James Madison to William Pinkney, 6 December 1811

To William Pinkney

Washington Decr. 6. 1811

Dear Sir

Mr. Rodney having retired from the Office of Attorney General of the U. S. I am desirous of obtaining for our Country, the services promised it by the talents & dispositions which you would carry into the vacancy. Unwilling however to present your name to the Senate without your permission, I must ask the favor of you to intimate by the Gentleman Charged with this,1 whether I may have the pleasure of taking that liberty. With a hope that it will be allowed me, I tender you assurances of great esteem & best regards

James Madison

RC (NjP: Pinkney Papers).

1JM referred to Richard Forrest (see Forrest to JM, 7 Dec. 1811).

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