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From James Madison to Robert R. Livingston, 5 May 1803

To Robert R. Livingston

Department of State May 5. 1803


Inclosed herewith is a Blank Commission for the Consulate at Antwerp, vacated by the translation of Mr. Barnett to Havre de Grace. The President wishes the Blank to be filled with the name of Daniel Strobel1 if that gentleman chuses to accept the appointment; and in case of his declining it, with the name of Jacob Ridgway. The latter is established at Antwerp, and so I believe is the former. With sentiments of the greatest respect and consideration, I remain Dr. Sir Yr. Obedt. Servt

James Madison

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