20 May 1806
I observe also that I signed the following Commission omitted in the list from the office.
May 20. John Broadbent of Sicily Consul for Messina; yet I seem to have some faint recollection that this appointment had been approved by the Senate.
[note in Madison’s hand:]
John Broadbent was submitted to, and approved by the Senate the 17 Jany. 1806, but not having received his commission, a duplicate was sent to the President for signature at the above date, and hence it has been noted as a new appt.
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.