James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Richard Mentor Johnson, 26 April 1816

House of Rep. Apr. 26th. 1816


Understanding that Col Lane is an applicant for the commissioner to Superintend the Public Buildings I feel great pleasure in having it in my power to say that from a long acquaintance with Col Lane I believe him in every respect well qualified for the faithful discharge of the duties of the station. He is a man of good moral character, of great personal integrity & industry, of correct judgement & 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. With great respect your ob Sert

RH: M. Johnson

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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