James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John McKinney, 13 May 1807

Alexandria May 13th, 1807


The Office of Surveyor of this port having become vacant by the Death of Mr. Hugh West, I have applyed for the appointment & trust I shall be excus’d for respectfully requesting your Aid in the application. I beg leave to state that I have acted in the capacity of Weigher & Measurer of this port for three years & venture to assert that the duties of those appointments have been faithfully perform’d. That of Measurer will cease so soon as the Duty on Salt is discontinued & the emoluments of Weigher only, will be very small indeed. I have the honor to be Sir yr. Obt. St.

John McKinney

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

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