James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Richard Mentor Johnson, 26 April 1816

Washington Apl. 26th. 1816


Understanding that Col Lane is an applicant for the Appointment of Commissioner to Superintend the Public Buildings we feel great pleasure in having it in our power to say that from the character of Col Lane, we believe him in every respect well qualified for the faithfull discharge of the dutys of that station. He is a man of good moral character of great personal integrity & industry, of correct judgment & of the most Amiable disposition. His services & sufferings in the cause of the Country place him beyond the claims of most men for such an office.

Rh. M. Johnson

M. Taul

Solomon P. Sharp

John Taylor

Stepn. Ormsby

J. C. Calhoun

W.C. Love

Armistead T. Mason

Jas. Barbour

Elig. Fromentin

Jared Irwin

Magnus Tate

From the character given to Col Lane by gentlemen of great respectibility I believe him to be well qualified for the place recommended.

Wm. Mayrant

A. Lyle

Jno. C Calhoun

W C Love

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