Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 20 May 1806

20 May 1806

I observe also that I signed the following Commission omitted in the list from the office.

May 20. John Broadbent of Sicily Consul for Messina; yet I seem to have some faint recollection that this appointment had been approved by the Senate.

[note in Madison’s hand:]

John Broadbent was submitted to, and approved by the Senate the 17 Jany. 1806, but not having received his commission, a duplicate was sent to the President for signature at the above date, and hence it has been noted as a new appt.

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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