James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Isaac Shelby, 20 May 1815

Frankfort May 20th. 1815


This letter will be presented to you by Charles Jouit Esquire, a Citizen of Kentucky. who for some years was an agent of the Government of the United States in the Michigan Territory, and has during his residence amongst us, been one of the Judges of our Circuit Court of Law. the duties of which he has discharged with much Ability & credit to himself. as well as use to his Country.

Mr. Jouit is now anxious to fill some Station under the Authority of the General Government, particularly that of an agent of Indian Affairs. Beleiving that in the present state of things our relations with the North Western Indians will become more extensive than at any former period, I take the liberty to recommend Mr. Jouit to your Excellency for some appointment in the Indian Department: which from his long experience, his talents, and decision of character, he is in my opinion well qualified to discharge. I have the honor to be with very great regard Your Excellencys Ob. Servant

Isaac Shelby


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