From James Monroe
Phila. Jany. 3. 1793
My St. Croix friends have mentioned that it might reach you, that a Mr. Durant would be more acceptable there as Mr. Yards successor than any other person. The enclosed letter respects the pretensions of another Gentleman for another place and which I have thought expedient to submit to your inspection. Sincerely I am yr. affectionate friend & servt
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 2 Jan. 1793 and so recorded in SJL; noted by TJ beneath endorsement: “Furant. to be Consul at St. Croix.”
For the recommendations to succeed James Yard as consul at St. Croix and the enclosed letter of James Yard to Monroe of 27 Dec. 1792 recommending William Stevenson for consul at St. Eustatius, see TJ’s Memorandum on Consuls and Consular Appointments, 15 Feb. 1793, and note.