§ To William Lyman
14 January 1805, Department of State. “I have the honor to enclose your commission as Consul for London [not found] with the standing instructions.1 In the course of a few days I shall forward the instructions under which you are to exicute the agency for claims and seamen.”
Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 1 p.; addressed to Lyman at New York.
1. For JM’s Standing Instructions to American Consuls and Vice-Consuls, see PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (7 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 1:288–89.