James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Goddard, 3 November 1803 (Abstract)

§ From John Goddard1

3 November 1803, Portsmouth. “From a concurrence of unforeseen events it has become very inconvenient for me to attend to the duties of a Commissioner of Bankruptcy.” “Esteeming it an honor to fill any office under the present Administration,” resigns regretfully. Asks JM to notify the president and to inform Goddard whether he should return his commission.

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