James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Swartout, 6 October 1815

New York 6 Oct. 1815


Robert R. Hunter Esqr. of this City will hand you this letter. Mr. Hunter is anxious to receive the appointment of a consul at some Port in France.

As an Uniform friend to his Country, firmly attached to its Republican institutions & administration, his character in private life all render him highly worthy the confidence of the Government. Should he succeed in his application it will reflect honor on the country & be at the same time highly flattering to his Numerous and respectable Republican frinds & also to Yr. Obt Hble Servt

JM Mastword or Jno. Swartout

DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.

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