James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Joseph Forman, 20 December 1802 (Abstract)

§ From Joseph Forman

20 December 1802, Baltimore. “The situation of my Family … added to the great derangements made in Commercial Matters by the Peace—renders my Return to Europe very injurious to them & my own affairs.” Resigns his consular position at Rotterdam to which he was appointed “some time since.” Recommends Lawson Alexander, who “has since my Departure been acting as Agent for the Consulate.” “He is a native Citizen of America & has given great satisfaction since his appointment.”1

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