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To James Madison from James Leander Cathcart, 22 June 1812 (Abstract)

§ From James Leander Cathcart

22 June 1812, Madeira. Solicited an appointment to the Lisbon consulate in June and July 1811, “should it again become vacant.”1 Has been informed that Mr. [George] Jefferson resigned the post due to ill health. “May I hope that my expectations will not be disappointed & that I may at last have a prospect of educating my family in a manner equal to my wishes.… I have only to add that my gratitude will at least be equal to the favor receiv’d that you will have the satisfaction of making a numerous family happy & of knowing that their prayers will be offer’d to the disposer of all events for your temporal & eternal happiness.”2

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Cathcart”). 1 p.

1See Cathcart to JM, 30 June 1811 (PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (4 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends , 3:362 and n. 1).

2JM nominated Israel P. Hutchinson to the vacant Lisbon consulate on 30 Dec. 1812 (Senate Exec. Proceedings description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends , 2:313).

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