James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Buckner Thruston, 2 March 1807

Tuesday Evening March 2d. 1807.


I find the President has nominated Edmund H. Taylor as Receiver of Public Monies at Detroit; I presume some Mistake has occurred as Jeffersonville is the Place only which would be agreeable to Mr. Taylor to go to; It is in his Neighbourhood, & I am convinced it would illy suit his Situation to go far from Home.

Mr. Taylor is the Gentleman of whom I had the Honor of speaking to you some time ago when I delivered you Mr. Balmain’s Letter. If Sir you would be pleased to mention this Circumstance to the President, you would confer a great Favor on Mr. Taylor and much oblige In Haste your obt. Servt

B Thruston.

In the Recommendation of Mr. Taylor by several of the Kentucky Delegation, Jeffersonville is mentioned to the President as the place for which Mr. Taylor wished the appointment

B. T.

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

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