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Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) to James Madison re: asking JM's help in getting a Federal judgeship for nephew

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00099.140 Author/Creator: Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) Place Written: Edmundsbury Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 June 1789 Pagination: 2 p. 21 x 16 cm

Asks Madison's help in getting a Federal judgeship in Georgia for his nephew Nathaniel Pendleton, states his qualifications, war service, etc.

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