James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Michael D. King, 10 May 1814 (Abstract)

From Michael D. King, 10 May 1814 (Abstract)

§ From Michael D. King. 10 May 1814, Fayetteville. “I am Sorry to inform You that my situation in life will not admit of my excepting of the Commission which Your worship by & with the consent of the Senate has been pleased to confer upon me—but most humbly thank You for your confidence in my Patriotism.”1

RC (DNA: RG 94, Letters Received, filed under “King”). 1 p.

1The Senate had confirmed King’s appointment as an ensign in the Tenth Regiment of Infantry on 5 Apr. 1814 (Senate Exec. Proceedings, description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends 2:516–17, 522).

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