James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Bentley, 27 May 1814 (Abstract)

From William Bentley, 27 May 1814 (Abstract)

§ From William Bentley. 27 May 1814, Salem. “Permit me to inform you, that the bearer Mr Andrew Dunlap a native of Salem, is upon a southern tour with some citizens of Salem. His talents, his education, & attainments have the highest claims upon our affections, & his love of his country encouraged by all his kindred, who are among our most wealthy citizens, promises that he will plead with glory the Cause of his Country, & of our most wise & happy administration.”1

RC (DLC). 1 p. Docketed by JM.

1Andrew Dunlap (1794–1835), an 1813 graduate of Harvard College, established a successful law practice in Boston. He was U.S. district attorney for Massachusetts, 1829–35 (Andrew Dunlap, A Treatise on the Practice of Courts of Admiralty in Civil Causes of Maritime Jurisdiction; with an Appendix Containing Rules in the Admiralty Courts of the United States, and a Full Collection of Practical Forms [Philadelphia, 1836], ix–xi).

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