James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Alexander J. Dallas, 23 April 1815

Montpelier Apl. 23. 1815

Dear Sir

I have recd. yours of the 20th. and return the correspondence with Genl: Ripley. I hope it will be followed by all the advantages which it promises. I rcd. yesterday from Mr. Graham a blank brevet Commission for him. It was suggested that a reference might be inserted to the Resolution of Congs. Unless some valuable purpose wd. be attained by it, it may be best to decline a precedent which might in unforeseen cases be embarrassing. I leave the decision with yourself; as I do on the returned recommendation of Trevett for the vacancy in the Revenue Cutter at Boston; so also on that stated in Dr. Blakes letter inclosed. Affe. respects

James Madison


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