James Madison Papers

To James Madison from George Madison, 15 November 1803 (Abstract)

§ From George Madison1

15 November 1803, Frankfort. “The Treaty lately made with France … respecting the Louisiana Country, will necessarily require the appointment of a number of our Citizens to fill and discharge the ⟨duties⟩ of the Various Offices which are indispensable in regulating the police of that Country.” Considers the post of collector at New Orleans “not only as a very important but a very profitable appointment” and one that would suit his “Genius and inclination.” “I refer you to Mr John Breckinridge and Brown and the rest of the Representation from Kentucky for any information you may wish respecting my Integrity, capacity & fitness for such an Appointment.”

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