James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Rathbone, 16 April 1802 (Abstract)

§ From John Rathbone

16 April 1802, New York. Has recently received a letter from his son John Rathbone, Jr., who is in France, “requesting that I would make application to our Government in his behalf for a Consular appointment to some Port in Europe.” Encloses a recommendation that “may induce you to suppose that my Son is younger than he really is.” He was born in 1777. Lists eleven cities in order of their “respective value to him if appointed.” Requests JM to submit the application and enclosed recommendation to the president.

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