James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Arthur Spencer, 23 March 1815

Albany March 23d. 1815


Jonathan Fisk Esq: late a member of Congress from this State, has signified to me, that he is a candidate for the appointment of district Atty. of the U.S. vacated by Mr. Sanford’s election to the Senate; & he has requested me to state to you, my opinion of his standing at the bar of the supreme Court of this State. this request, I am very ready to comply with. I have known Mr. Fisk for many years, & for the last eleven years have witnessed his professional exertions & talents. I consider him an able & discriminating Lawyer, well founded in his profession. His acquirements both as a Scholar & civilian, are highly reputable; & his standing at our bar is fair & deservedly high. With great respect & consideration I have the Honor to be Your very Obedt. Servt.

A. Spencer

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

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