James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Sylvanus Bourne, 29 December 1803 (Abstract)

§ From Sylvanus Bourne

29 December 1803, Amsterdam. “This is expressly to acquaint you that the state of Mr Alexander’s health (our Consular Agent at Rotterdam)1 will render it neccessary that some other person should be appointed to fill said place. Mr Wm Clark of Boston2 informs me that he has applyed therefor to Govt. & I have reason to believe that he is worthy the attention of Govt.—his capacity & integrity will enable him to fill the place with honor to himself & advantage to the U States.”

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