James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Robert Young, 22 January 1805 (Abstract)

§ To Robert Young

22 January 1805, Department of State. “The relations between the United States and the port of Havana being in several respects of a nature to invite the residence there without delay of an Agent in the nature of a Consul, as a measure advantageous to the Public, permit me to request you to intimate your intentions respecting the exercise of the commission you hold1 and whether it will be agreable to you to proceed thither.”

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 2 pp.

1For Young’s appointment as consul at Havana in 1802, see PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (7 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 3:110 n. 1.

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