James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Patrick Mullony, 3 November 1802 (Abstract)

§ To Patrick Mullony

3 November 1802, Department of State. Acknowledges receipt of Mullony’s 20 [26] June1 letter together with a packet forwarded from Willis at Barcelona. “The laws of Congress do not authorize the payment of fixed Salaries to our Consuls and Commercial Agents, by way of remuneration for their services”; therefore, “nothing can be done by me to further the object of your application.”

Index Entries