James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Gabriel Duvall, 21 October 1802 (Abstract)

§ From Gabriel Duvall

21 October 1802, Annapolis. Introduces Marien Lamar who, believing John Marsden Pintard intends to resign, is a candidate for consul at Madeira. Lamar is from Prince Georges County, Maryland. “His family and connections are respectable & firmly attached to the principles of the Revolution.” He has been “in the Mercantile line” for seventeen or eighteen years at Madeira and in recent years has been a partner in “one of the most antient & respectable [houses] of that place.” His knowledge of the government, regulations, and trade of Madeira, and his acquaintance with the principal people there, qualify him for the position.

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