James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Steele, 24 March 1806

Natchez 24th. March 1806


The office of Collector for the Port of Natchez being Vacant, or about to be so, I do myself the pleasure of mentioning to you Mr. William Scott as a proper person to fill it. Mr. Scott is amiable & Respectable in his private relations and Character, and was reputable as an officer in the Regular Troops of the United States. May I solicit your influence with the President in procuring for him the appointment? in doing which you will promote the interest of a man of merit, and confer a Singular favor on Sir, your most Obedient and very hmle. Sert.

John Steele.

DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.

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