James Madison Papers

Joseph Wheaton to James Madison, 9 October 1824

Dear Sir

By the above you will See I am making an humble effort to get into the Sun Shine of the House of Representatives a Situation I was driven from by the intriagues & false representations of Gideon Granger opperating on certain minds. Will you have the goodness to afford me your influence with your friend Mr. Barber—I am very poor, and it is not an error to say by the injustice of the 3d auditor of the Treasury. Mr. Geo Hay Supports me in this by a Statement which he made for the information of the President*. I rejoice to see the gratitude poured in torrents on General Lafayette for the Sacrifice he made to the cause of our freedom & Independence—I too have made Sacrifices to the Same Object but am too familliar to the Eye to be regarded I forbear to dwell on that Subject. Accept the Homage of my heart

*The President will no<t> interfere officially

Joseph Wheaton

RC and enclosure (DLC). Docketed by JM. The enclosure is a printed circular about Wheaton.

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