James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Levett Harris, 25 April 1803 (Abstract)

§ From Levett Harris

25 April 1803, Philadelphia. Acknowledges receipt of the commission appointing him consul to St. Petersburg,1 accompanied by JM’s 9 Apr. circular and the transcript of laws relative to consuls passed at the last session of Congress.2 Returns the commission first sent to him. “I Shall now prepare myself, with all expedition, to proceed to Russia, and I hope in one month from this, to be on my rout.” Will write again before departure and will transmit the required bonds.3

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