James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Samuel Smith, 23 April 1807

Balte. 23d. April 1807

Dr. Sir,

The inclosed letters I take leave to Submit to your View from Mr. Isaac. M. Heiligger with whom I am personally acquaint⟨ed⟩ I have great Confidence in his honor, and am confident that he would not Recommend ⟨a⟩ person who was not worthy of the trust. Mr. Dewhurst, is highly recommended also, I See, by the inclosed letter from the late Consul of St. Croix. I therefore ask leave to recommend Mr. D. as a proper Character for the Consulate of that important Port. It was perhaps owing to my Objection to him as a Foreigner that he was Formerly rejected by Senate. I Should feel gratified, if I Can make Amends by the present application for the injury which I formerly did that Gentleman and am with Respect your Obedt. Servt.

S. Smith

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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