James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James C. Mountflorence, 12 October 1801 (Abstract)

§ From James C. Mountflorence

12 October 1801, Paris. Reports that on 8 Oct. he delivered books and papers of consulate general to Skipwith. Encloses copy of office inventory and his account of expenses in keeping the office, amounting to $275.44. Lacking commission and therefore exequatur, he could not receive ordinary consular fees. Recounts his services, as the only U.S. agent in Paris, to other U.S. agents and to distressed seamen. Believes U.S. government is too just not to reimburse him for his expenses in these activities. Requests that his two and a half years of service be rewarded by granting him appointment as vice commercial agent in Paris.

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