James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Foster, 14 January 1802 (Abstract)

§ From William Foster

14 January 1802, Boston. States that at the end of the Adams administration his son-in-law, Otis, had obtained an appointment for his son, William Foster, Jr., at Morlaix but it was never confirmed.1 Does not want “this paltry appointment” to be confirmed and solicits “your friendship in Obtaining from our worthy President an appointment in North or South France as Commercial agent or in Spain say Cadiz or Malaga.” Says that his son has “a good heart pleasing manners & sound republican principles.” Asks JM to “excuse this trouble tis the first request I have ever made.”

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