James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Fowler, 15 July 1808

State of Kentucky Lexington 15 July 1808


I am requested by John Monroe esqr. to solicit for him the appointment of attorney in one of the lower Territorial Governments, Mississippi or New Orleans should their be a vacancy for such an appointment within a reasonable time. He is at present one of our Circuit Judges, but thinks his health and constitution requires a warmer climate, and has determined to desend the river for the Natchez Settlement early next Autumn. This Government will loose in him an able Judge of strict integrity, a sound politician and a warm friend and admirer of the present Executive administration. He is poor and says he must again go to the bar for his subsistance. The Salary of a Judge is not addequate to the support of his family, therefore does not wish an appointment as a Judge. I am mistaken if you are not personally acquainted with him, and know his merits. Without farther Comment, I have the honor to be Yr. Mo. Ob servant

John Fowler

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

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