James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Robert Mallory, 11 February 1818

To Robert Mallory

Montpellier Feby. 11. 1818

Dear Sir

I have just recd. yours of the 7th. inst: mentioning my appointment to a place in the Board of public works. Notwithstanding my respect for such a mark of confidence from the General Assembly, and the wishes I feel for the progress of the Internal Improvements committed to that Institution, I am constrained to decline the trust allotted to me. And I comply with your request that this should be immediately made known to you. Friendly respects

James Madison

Draft (MiU-C). Addressee not indicated; identified as Robert Mallory on the basis of internal evidence.

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