James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Hugh Henry Brackenridge, 15 January 1814

From Hugh Henry Brackenridge

Philadelphia January 15. 1814


By a note from Francis Bailey this morning, I am sollicited to revive in your memory his pretensions to some appointment under the General Government, and Suggests the Vacancy occasioned by the decease of William Patton Postmaster at this place.1

At the same time I trouble you with mentioning that I have Just published a tract entitled Law Misscellanies2 for the priviledge of publishing an edition of which, the book seller furnishes me with a few Copies. I will take the liberty of sending you a Copy when an opportunity occurs, not that I can flatter myself you can find time to do more than to Cast your eye upon it. But as some questions of national right, and policy are discussed a little, these parts may receive some attention. I am Sir with respect your most obedient humble Servant.

HH Brackenridge.

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1Brackenridge meant to refer to Robert Patton.

2Law Miscellanies: Containing an Introduction to the Study of the Law … (Philadelphia, 1814; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819 (22 vols.; New York, 1958–66). description ends 30978).

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