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From James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 20 August 1802

To Thomas Jefferson

Aug. 20. 1802

Dear Sir

The inclosed letters will shew the object of the Bearer Mr. Baker.1 From his conversation, I find that, placing Bourdeaux & Gibralter out of view, he wishes to be appd. as Consul, to Minorca, where he says a Consul will be admitted, now that it is again under the Spanish Government, and where he observes a consul may be of use to the U. States, particularly during our bicker⟨in⟩gs with the Barbary powers. I find from his conversation also that he is a native of Minorca, whilst under British Govt. but that he has been in the U. States about six years & is an American Citizen. Nothing has passed between us that can influence his expectations or calculations, of the result of his pursuit.2 Always with affectionate respect, Yrs.

James Madison

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