James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Joel Barlow, 30 October 1808

30 Oct. 1808

Dear Sir

Should you want a messenger for another dispatch to Europe I am desired to mention to you William Vandeursen Junr. of Middleton Cont. who desires to be sent. He is a young man of good principles, lately addmitted to the Bar, but has bad health & thinks a voyage would be beneficial. He informs me that Alexr. Wolcott has written you in his favor. Wolcott knows him better than I do as they are of the same town.

Capn. Woodward informs me that he thinks there may be some letters for me under your cover bro’t by him. If so I would thank you to send them by bearer. Yr. obt.

J: Barlow

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

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