James Madison Papers

To James Madison from S. Smith, 3 September 1816

Baltimore 3 September 1816


Permit me to address you in behalf of my friend Mr. Beasly. He is Solicitous to receive the appointment of Consul for the port of Bordeaux. I know no Man who I Should think more capable or more worthy of that office, and I beg leave to assure you that his appointment would gratify the Merchants of this City to whom he is known. I have had an Opportunity to enquire particularly into Mr. Beasly’s Character and I have found it Such as would induce me to place my property in his hands and to rely with the utmost confidence in his integrity. I have the honor to be Your most Obedient Servant

S. Smith

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

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