James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Smith & Ridgway, 30 March 1803 (Abstract)

§ From Smith & Ridgway

30 March 1803, Philadelphia. “We take the liberty of inclosing you a Letter, from Jacob Ridgway,1 a partner of our House, now residing at Antwerp,… soliciting the appointment of the Consulate of Antwerp; he having been informed, that a vacancy is likely to take place there. We have requested the favour of a few of our friends here, to inform you respecting the Character he bears in this place.2 … Should the Executive think proper to confer on him this appointment, we have no doubt he will be able to fulfill the Duties of the office, to the satisfaction of our Government.”

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