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To James Madison from Richard Forrest, 1 September 1807

Sept. 1. 1807

Dear Sir,

If you think me competent to make the contemplated selection for the Mediterranean presents &c., and that they can be procured at Baltimore (beyond which I should be unwilling to go in the present situation of my family) it would give me pleasure to undertake it; as the whole might be accomplished in a few days, and the commission would amount to something handsome. If there should be any Circumstances to render it more expedient to give this business to another, I beg you will not hesitate a moment in doing it; for rest assured, that your conduct already towards me, both in manner and matter, has been such as not to be effaced by consederations of a pecuniary kind. With sincere respect and esteem I remain dear Sir, Your obt. Serv

Richd. Forrest


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