James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Aaron Vail, 23 June 1803 (Abstract)

§ From Aaron Vail

23 June 1803, Lorient. Acknowledges receipt “yesterday” of a commission as “commercial agent at this port and neighbouring ones.” Will pay “strict attention” to JM’s circulars of 1 Aug. 18011 and 9 Apr. 1803,2 as well as to his “general instructions” to U.S. consuls. Has also received a copy of the laws enacted by the first session of the Seventh Congress; wishes to receive a copy of those passed in the last session as soon as they are available.

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