§ From Robert Gardner
26 December 1810, Boston. Assuming that trade with France will be renewed, he offers himself as a candidate for any consular vacancy in that country. “I am a native American—educated to Mercantile Business, & have been much employed in its most intricate parts.” Refers JM to his friend Mr. Cutts, who will present this application.1
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Gardner”). 1 p.
1. On 22 Apr. 1811 Richard Cutts wrote to James Monroe, reminding him that the previous winter he had deposited in the State Department several recommendations of Gardner for a French consulship. Cutts recalled that “the Situation of our affairs with that Country, then, seemed to preclude any new appointments” (ibid.).