James Madison Papers

From James Madison to James Monroe, 27 January 1823

To James Monroe

Montpellier Jany. 27. 1823

Dear Sir

The Speaker of the H. of R.1 the particular friend of my nephew Edgar Macon has intimated to him that a Clerk will soon be wanted for a Board for executing the late award of the Emp: of Russia, and has advised him to be a candidate. Of his qualifications for such a service Col: Barbour can speak with much more knowlege than I can, having been the patron of his professional studies, and individually, closely acquainted with him. Of his integrity & estimable dispositions, I have every reason to be satisfied. With these impressions, I can not refuse to express what might be presumed, the pleasure I should feel in his success in any case where the public interest would coincide, & no injustice be done to the pretensions of others. With the highest respect

James Madison

RC (DLC: Monroe Papers). Docketed by Monroe.

1Philip P. Barbour.

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