Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Albert Gallatin’s Interim Appointment of Joshua Dodge as Consul, 15 June 1819


Albert Gallatin’s Interim Appointment of Joshua Dodge as Consul

American1 Legation

Mr Joshua Dodge is hereby authorized to act temporarily2 as Consul of the United States of America for the Port & Consulate of Marseilles and to continue to perform the functions of the said Office, untill the Will of the President of the United States as to the said appointment shall be known.—   Given under the Seal of this Legation at Paris this 15th day of June 1819—and the 43d year of the Independance of the United States—

(Signed) Albert Gallatin3

Tr (DLC); subjoined to covering letter. 1st Tr (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1817–25); conjoined with Tr of a letter from Gallatin to Dodge, Paris, 15 June 1819, transmitting the above appointment; at head of text: “Copy.” 2d Tr (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1817–25); at head of text: “Copy.”

1DLC Tr: “Amerian.” Both DNA Trs: “American.”

2DLC Tr: “temporaly.” 1st DNA Tr: “temporarily.” 2d DNA Tr: “temporally.”

31st DNA Tr here adds “Envoy extraordinary and minister Plenipotentiary of the U.S. of America.”

Index Entries

  • Dodge, Joshua; as interim consul at Marseille search
  • Gallatin, Albert; and J. Dodge search
  • Gallatin, Albert; as minister plenipotentiary to France search
  • Marseille; U.S. consulship at search
  • Monroe, James; and appointments search