I observe also that I signed the following Commission omitted in the ⟨ ⟩ from the office
May 20. John Broadbent of Sicily Consul for Messina; yet I seem to have some faint recollection that this appointment had been approved by the Senate.
John Broadbent was submitted and approved by the Senate the 1st Jany 1806 but not having received the Commission a duplicate was Sent to the President for signature at the above date, and hence it has been noted as a new appt.
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.