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From James Madison to Charles Pinckney, 9 June 1804 (Abstract)

§ To Charles Pinckney

9 June 1804, Department of State. “As Mr Appleton, the Consul at Leghorn, has presented his accounts up to the close of last year, to the Treasury for liquidation, and his Agent will receive what is found due, they will of course not be payable out of the funds at your disposal. In this particular instance accounts which ought to have been settled with you have been received at the Treasury, because he states that he had not received my circular letter respecting the manner of settling consular accounts.”1

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, IM, vol. 6). 1 p.

1JM’s instructions for settling consular accounts were given in his Circular Letter to American Consuls and Commercial Agents, 1 Aug. 1801 (PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (7 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 2:3–4). For Appleton’s complaint that he had not received any State Department correspondence, see his letter to JM of 8 July 1803, ibid., 5:152–53.

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