James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Fulwar Skipwith, 12 October 1801

From Fulwar Skipwith, 12 October 1801

Paris. 12 Octo. 1801


On the 28th. Ulto. I had the honor of receiving your letter of the 9th. of June last accompanying a Commission from the President, by which I am appointed Commercial Agent of the United States for the City of Paris during his pleasure, and untill the end of the next Session of the Senate. I accept this mark of the President’s confidence, and I promise to discharge the duties which the trust imposes on me with fidelity and industry.

Agreeably to that part of the standing instructions of your Department to Consuls & vice Consuls, which requires certain bonds with Sureties before they enter into the execution of their respective trusts, I here inclose my obligation with two Sureties who I presume will be approved. I intreat you to receive, Sir, my assurances of the high respect and esteem with which I have the honor to be your mo. Ob. Servt.

Fulwar Skipwith

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