James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Nowell, 5 November 1816

Philadelphia November 5th 1816


We whose Signatures are hereunto affixed, Citizens of the City and County of Philadelphia, beg leave respectfully to recommend John Conard Esqr., for the Office of Accountant of the War Department, become vacant by the death of Colo. Lear.

Mr. Conard possesses in a high degree the Confidence and respect of the Democratic Party in this District; and in our Opinion is a man of the first respectability for the integrity of his character, and the Soundness of his Political Opinions. We believe him well qualified for the Office of Accountant of the War Department, and have no doubt but that he would discharge its duties Satisfactorily to the Administration, and usefully to the Country.

Possessing the highest gratitude for your Public Services, and the warmest wishes for your future happiness, we respectfully Subscribe ourselves Your friends and fellow Citizens,

Joseph Nowell

Peter Christian

B ⟨   ⟩ Richards

John White

Saml. Cox

Jna. Geyer

Danl. Bussler

Jos: Barnes

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John Dennis

William White

Jno. Smith ⟨   ⟩

Andrew Geyer

Samuel Bussler

Benjn. Reynolds

Jos. Montmollen

Thomas Passmore

Josiah Randall

Silas E. Weir

Matt Randall

R Hutchinson

Geo. F. Leterman

E Randall

⟨   ⟩ Browne

T. Sergeant

DNA: RG 107—LRRS—Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Registered Series.

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