James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Rufus King, 9 March 1802

From Rufus King

No. 57.

London Mar. 9. 1802.


As your Letters to me concerning Mr. Ervings appointments do not explicitly state the Presidents intentions in respect to his being employed as an Assessor to the Commission under the seventh article of our Treaty with this Country,1 I desired him to send to the Board an Extract of his Instructions which define his Duties and which would be Sufficient to shew the Presidents expectation on this point. I at the same time wrote a Letter to the Board Copies of which, and of their Answer, you will find annexed.2

I likewise subjoin the Copy of a Note from the Prussian Charge d’affaires, to which I have answered, that I would lose no time in apprizing you of its Contents.3 With perfect Respect and Esteem, I have the honour to be, Sir, Your ob. & faithful servt.

Rufus King

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