James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Isaac Cox Barnet, 12 November 1802

To Isaac Cox Barnet


Washington Novr. 12. 1802


Your letter of Sepr. 10.1 has just been recd. I am glad to find that the appointment given you, proves so acceptable. Since it was forwarded, a vacancy in the consulate at Havre has come into view; and I am authorized by the President to enquire whether that place would be preferred by you to Antwerp. It is desireable that your answer on this point should be delayed as little as possible, that the final arrangements for both places may be ready before the rising of Congress, which is fixed at the 3d. of march next. I am Sir very respectfully Your Obedt. hble servt.

James Madison

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