James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Samuel B. Malcom, 14 May 1812 (Abstract)

§ From Samuel B. Malcom

14 May 1812, Utica, New York. “The misfortune of not entertaining a personal acquaintance with the P. U. S. renders this address embarrassing.” Mentions that he is the son-in-law of General Schuyler and served for about three years as private secretary to Mr. Adams; also alludes to the Revolutionary services of his father. As a professional man has observed the recent law adding a district court in New York and wishes to “embark on the Bench [his] slender Talents, if thought fit as Judge.” Adds that JM can expect to hear from Adams and Jefferson and other “distinguished Gentlemen with whom it may be proper to consult.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Malcom”). 1 p.

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