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From James Madison to William Eustis, 28 September 1814

To William Eustis

Sepr. 28. 1814

Dear Sir

We have just recd an Envoy from the new Sovereign of the U. Netherlands,1 & wish to cultivate useful relations between the 2 Countries, by a prompt return of the Civility. Will you permit me to name you to the Senate, for the purpose of counterplacing him? It will be very convenient to receive an early answer, & if my wishes should be gratified, that you be ready for an early departure for your destination.


Draft (DLC). Written below JM’s draft of a letter to Daniel D. Tompkins, 28 Sept. 1814.

1For the circumstances under which the Dutch government appointed François D. Changuion as its minister to the United States, and his arrival there, see Sylvanus Bourne to JM, 20 Feb. 1814, PJM-PS, description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (8 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends 7:317–18 and nn. 1–2.

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