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To James Madison from John Mitchell, 20 January 1806 (Abstract)

From John Mitchell, 20 January 1806 (Abstract)

§ From John Mitchell. 20 January 1806, Paris. “In conformity to your instructions with My New Commission as Vice commercial Agent for Havre—I now cover you a Bond signed by my self and Mr. James Caldwell of the City of Philadelphia—as this Gentlemn. has considerable landed property in that City, it will I presume meet your approbation.

“Notwithstanding my putting myself in rule, I have little prospect of officiateing at Havre, at present there is no Business doing there, and so soon as the Port is Open, I understand Mr Barnet intends to establish there, & Superceede Me.

“In that case I beg leave to solisit to be appointed to such other Consulate as you may please to Name.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Havre, vol. 1). 2 pp.; docketed by Wagner; postmarked at New York, 17 Sept.; cover marked “forwarded from Newyork 17 Septr 1806 Yr. HSts Caldwell & Parks.”

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