James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Sylvanus Bourne, 23 October 1803 (Abstract)

§ From Sylvanus Bourne

23 October 1803, Amsterdam. Encloses a copy of the Leiden Gazette “under a new title owing to the old one having lately been forbid by the Govt here.” Notes that “as Mr Foreman from whom Mr Alexander at Rotterdam recd his appointment as agent in the Consulate has long since resigned his Commission & that Mr Alexander has never recd any appointment from Govt many embarrasments are found to arise in the due exercise of the Consular functions at that Port.” Wishes JM to put “that establishment … in proper order by a fixed appointment.”1

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