James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Joseph Wheaton, 24 August 1808

Washington City Augst. 24, 1808

Very Dear Sir

Will you have the goodness to examine & Present the inclosed to the President. I cannot persuade myself that he will consider me a banished Man in my native land, or that ⟨Justice⟩ which is So clearly my due, Shall be withheld from Me, when one Simple line advisory to the Dupety Post Master General will releive me from extreme embarrassment. I am So clearly & fully Persuaded of his correctness, and of his being too elevated to be governed by any P⟨rejudice⟩ to My disadvantage, that I cannot Permit a doubt to enter my Mind of his due consideration Pleas to accept the assurance of My regard

Joseph Wheaton

Mrs. Wheaton Presents her respects, & Join the Children in love to your Better Self

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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