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    James Madison 1819 Signed Letter to President James Monroe Autograph letter signed "James Madison", 10" x 8", Montpelier, June 20, 1819 to President James Monroe concerning a recommendation of an office seeker whom Madison has never met: "Mr. Th. Lehrie of S.C. is a candidate for the vacant Collectorship of Charleston and wishes that I s[hould]d bear some testimony to you in favor of his pretensions[?]. Not having any personal knowledge of him this can relate only to his political sentiments and conduct as they were from time to time communicated to me, and to the general standing which I have understood him to possess with this fellow citizens. In all these respects I have always been led to regard him in a favorable light; and to class him among the most active and useful patriots of his State. In saying this, I am aware that I consult more a desire not to withhold an expected letter to you, than any probability that I can assist your judgment in selecting the officer, better informed as it must be from other sources..." In other words: if Mr. Lehrie didn't work out, Madison was not going to take the blame! Bright and clean, beautifully matted with a portrait of Madison and his wife, Dolley. From the collection of Bradley O'Leary. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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