James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Toppan Webster and Others, 31 August 1812

From Toppan Webster and Others

Washington Augt. 31. 1812


The undersigned, members of the City Council, residing, in the first ward, Beg leave to recommend Mr. William Waters of said ward as a suitable person for a magistrate, and as we are much in want of one in that section of the City, we pray his appointment to said office.

Toppan Webster

William Worthington Jur.

Wm. P. Gardner

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Waters”). JM also received a 1 Sept. 1812 letter on behalf of Waters from the inhabitants of the first ward of the city of Washington (ibid.; 1 p.; signed by William P. Gardner).

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