James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Montgomery, 4 February 1804 (Abstract)

§ From John Montgomery

4 February 1804, Alicante. “In consequence of an Arrangement made in proposals of Partnership with Mr. Wm. Willis late Consul for the United States at Barcelona, in case of obtaining his Commission lately resigned, he proposes with the Approbation of yr. Excellency. to transfer it to your Memorialist, as appears by his Letter to him, whose Contents will prove these Facts.” Further refers JM to Pinckney’s recommendation of Montgomery for the Barcelona consulate1 and to the enclosed letter from Secretary of State Timothy Pickering.2 “With these Introductions your Memorialist solicits the honour of being appointed Consul for the above Port of Barcelona if yet vacant by the resignation of Mr. Willis.”

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