James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Benjamin Thompson, 31 March 1801 (Abstract)

§ From Benjamin Thompson

31 March 1801Christa. Bridge State of Delaware.” Recollects past association with JM; complains of ill fortune and losses “as a Canadian Refugee.” Despite unsuccessful request for consular post during Washington’s administration, renews his application for a position. Believes few Americans possess knowledge of the French language and customs superior to his.

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