James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Jones, 26 April 1813

From William Jones

April 26. 1813

Dear Sir

I feel that as a member of your Cabinet I ought to avoid adding to the number of solicitors on the subject of appointments and I promise you not to tresspass often.

Permit me to say that I believe the appointment of Doctor James Rush as successor to his illustrious father would give as general satisfaction as that of any other; both on account of the merits of the candidate and the profound veneration in which the late Doctor Benjn. Rush is universally held. I am very respectfully and truly your obdt Servt

W Jones

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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