James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Samuel Cartwell, 13 May 1816

Philadelphia 13th. May 1816


Mr. Joseph Ray a Citizen of this City is desirous of obtaining the appointment of Consul at Pernambuco. I have on enquiry found him a Man of good character & I trust will discharge that duty with honor & integrity to the United States, should you think proper to give him the preference. With sentiments of high esteem I am Your obt. Hble Servt.

Saml. Cartwell

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

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