James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John M. Forbes, 11 November 1801 (Abstract)

§ From John M. Forbes

11 November 1801, New York. Informs JM that he and his brother are suffering bankruptcy proceedings but believes that investigation will reveal fairness of all his transactions. Is confident that this situation will cast no shade of disqualification over his application for a consular appointment. Expects to receive his certificate of discharge on 19 Dec. Has heard that Orr has declined the appointment at Hamburg and asks to be considered for the position.1

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