James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Joshua Barney, [4 August] 1801

From Joshua Barney

[Paris, 4 August 1801]

… I had the honour to write you by the Ship Maryland,1 at which time the treaty was not ratified by the first Consul, that circumstance has at length taken place, and the differences between the two republics happily terminated, there remaining only the 5th article to be carried into execution.2 When I had the honour to write you, I beg’d to be employed in any manner that the President might think proper, and I still repeat my desire, but if the President has no immediate employ for me in the U. S., and should he conceive that it will be necessary to name Commissioners to carry that part of the treaty into execution, I shall esteem it a favour in you Sir, in procuring me the appointment [to] be one of them.…3

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