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10 November 1812, Boston. Encloses an offer of his services “as Judge Advocate in the trial of General Hull.” “I am induced to do this not with a view to any pecuniary recompence which may be attached to a discharge of such duty, but by a professional ambition which I hope is not exceptionable.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p.; docketed by JM. Enclosure not found.
I beg leave, respectfully, to be allowed an expression of the great sense of obligation I feel for the distinguished mark of confidence and favour with which you have been pleased to honor me, by the appointment under the government of the United States lately received at your hands. In tendering you my profound and most respectful acknowledgments for so flattering a notice I have only to add,...
I send, for your consideration, Govr. Plumer’s recommendation of his Son, to succeed Mr. Gardner, whose resignation of the Loan oOffice in New-Hampshire, was forwarded a few days ago. Mr. Smith, the Marshal of New-York, is dead, and you will, I presume, be harrassed with applications for the Office. I am, Dr. Sir, most respectfully & faithfully, Yr. obed Serv. CSmH .
10 December 1810, Dunkirk, France. Refers to a letter he wrote JM’s predecessor on 18 Mar. 1808 “to appoint me to one of the then vacant Consulates in this Country; Of which I have since heard nothing.” Has recently learned that “many, indeed most, of the Ports of this Country are actually void of American Consuls.… From Holland to Bayonne there remains now hardly One American Protector...
I send you a very interesting & indeed important Letter from Col: Jessup. Having this moment receivd it, I have not time to make any comment on it, especially as I have Cols. Barbour & Lindsay with me, as also Mr Monterey who lately left you. very respectfully yrs. DLC : Papers of James Madison, Rives Collection.
We have the Honor to enclose you a Resolution passed by the Legislature of this State at their last Session and directed to be presented to you. Permit us at the same time to offer you our best wishes for a continuance of your happiness and valuable life and remain With great respect your Obedt. Servts. DLC .
Will you permit me to lay before your Excellency the Prospectus of a course of Publications, which I should wish to usher before the public with the Sanction of your Excellencys name. I beg leave to refer your Excellency for my character & standing, to the Hon: R. Rush, to whom I am personally known. I have the honor to be Sir Your most Obedient & very humble Servant DLC : Papers of James Madison.
23 August 1811, Philadelphia. Offers himself as a candidate for the position of consul at Santiago de Cuba, recently vacated by the death of Maurice Rogers. “Having a perfect knowledge of the place from a long Residence, & being particularly intimate with its local Mercantile Usages, many Merchants of this Port, have intimated a wish that I had the Appointment, & would transact their business.”...
Mr Schureman is compeld by indisposition to decline the honor of dining with the President on Saturday next. RC ( NjP : Crane Collection). James Schureman (1756–1824), a 1775 graduate of Rutgers College, Revolutionary War veteran, long-time mayor of New Brunswick, and multi-term member of Congress, served as a Federalist representative from New Jersey, 1813–15 (John Howard Raven, comp.,...
The Secretary of State, to whom was referred the resolution of the Senate of the 20th. instant, requesting “the President to lay before the Senate a copy of the correspondence between the government of the United States and the government of Spain, relative to the subjects of controversy between the two nations, except such part as he may deem improper to disclose,” has the honor to submit to...