James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John M. Forbes, 22 October 1803 (Abstract)

§ From John M. Forbes

22 October 1803, London. “It is with extreme reluctance that I find myself so often Constrained to address you on the Subject of my own personal advancement.” Would be obliged, in the event that the U.S. consulate at Bordeaux “should be vacated,” by an offer of that post. “This is the more important to me, in the present state of Hamburg, whose Commerce is totally Suspended by the existing blockade of the Elbe.”

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