James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Alexander Wolcott, 10 September 1808

Middletown Ct. 10 Sepr. 1808


My apology for coming upon you again, so soon, with solicitations for favours, is this. I am not able to frame an excuse, when I am urged by a man whom I would not disoblige, to write but a line in his behalf.

Mr. William Vandeursen Jr. of this town would be glad to be employed by government to carry dispatches to Europe. He is a young Gentleman of fair character sensible and honest, and I doubt not would exert himself to execute any business that should be entrusted to him, satisfactorily. I am with perfect respect Sir your Obedt. Servt.

Alex. Wolcott

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

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