James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Joseph Barnes, 19 March 1803 (Abstract)

§ To Joseph Barnes

19 March 1803, Department of State. Encloses consular instructions and a blank bond. To execute the bond, “one or more persons beside yourself, who shall have property or a Commercial establishment in the United States, to be approved of by this Department, must be jointly bound in a sum not to be less than two thousand Dollars.” Asks that the bond be returned to the State Department when properly executed.

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