James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Isaac Briggs and Thomas Moore, 16 April 1809

From Isaac Briggs and Thomas Moore

Brookeville, 4 mo. 16—1809.

Dear Friend,

The Bearer, Thomas Robertson, we understand is an Applicant for the place of Agent of the United States with the Chickasaw Indians, and has applied to us for our recommendation. He was born and educated in the neighbourhood of Georgetown and has been known to us from his infancy. He has sustained a fair reputation for honesty and handsome talents and we believe deserves it. As far as we understand the duties of the station he seeks, we believe him capable of fulfilling them to the satisfaction of his country.1 With entire esteem and respect, We are thy friends,

Isaac Briggs

Thomas Moore

RC (DNA: RG 94, Letters Received). Docketed by a War Department clerk as received 20 Apr. 1809.

1The appointment was given to James Neeley (Eustis to Neeley, 8 July 1809 [DNA: RG 75, LSIA]).

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