James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Riggin, 26 February 1803 (Abstract)

§ From William Riggin

26 February 1803, Trieste. Refers to his letter of 6 Oct. 1802 acknowledging receipt of his commission as consul.1 Having had no reply to two applications made to the government to have the commission accepted, plans to embark for the U.S. if a “satisfactory answer” is not received in a short time. “I learn from good authority that the cause of this delay arises from Mr. Lamson … having presented a petition to this Government, stating that he had received no letter of recal[l] and praying them to suspend the acceptance of my application till it was further confirmed by the President.”

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