James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Waller Taylor, 14 May 1806

Lunenburg May 14th. 1806

I received a Commission from you a few days ago, bearing date the 16th. of April, appointing me a Judge in the Indiana Territory. I with pleasure accept the appointment, and will so soon as I can settle my affairs here; which I shall very soon, go on to the Territory, and endeavour to the best of my knowledge and abilities to discharge the duties attached to the Office. I shall ever entertain a grateful sense of the obligation you have confer’d on me by this appointment, and trust, that no official act of mine, will ever have a tendency to lessen the favourable opinion you have manifested of me. I have the Honor to be with great Respect your Obt. Sert.

Waller Taylor

DNA: RG 59--Acceptances.

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