James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Elijah Griffiths, 22 April 1813 (Abstract)

§ From Elijah Griffiths

22 April 1813. “In consequence of the death of Doctor Rush, by which a vacancy has occured in the Mint establishment, I have taken the liberty of soliciting you for the appointment of Treasurer of the Mint.

“The enclosed recommendation by gentlemen known to you, will, I hope, plead a sufficient appology for the liberty taken by a person altogether a stranger to you.1

“If this application should meet your approbation, & the appointment be confered, every exertion will be made by me to protect the public interest & deserve the confidence you have reposed in me.”

RC (DLC). 1 p. Mistakenly docketed by JM, “Griffiths Elijah Apl. 18. 1813.” Postmarked Philadelphia, 22 Apr. Undated; date assigned on the basis of the postmark, the date of the probable enclosure, and the fact that Benjamin Rush died on 19 Apr.

1Griffiths probably enclosed John Binns and others to JM, 20 Apr. 1813.

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