James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Leonard, 31 August 1805 (Abstract)

From John Leonard, 31 August 1805 (Abstract)

§ From John Leonard. 31 August 1805, Barcelona. “The preceeding is Copy of my last respects. I now have the Honor to transmit to you a list of the arrivals from Jany. to June 1805 [not found]. I Enclose you a Copy of an Office I Received from the French Consul.1

“I have not as yet the plea sure to receive the Commiss of Consul which I regret much, as it has been a considerable injury to my private arrangements as well as a drawback upon the respect due to my representations, in the Eyes of the Government. I have long been in anxious expectation of receiving it, & hope to Have the Honor of hearing from you on the Subject.”

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, CD, Barcelona, vol. 1). RC 2 pp.; written at the foot of a copy of Leonard to JM, 20 Feb. 1805. For surviving enclosure, see n. 1.

1The enclosure (3 pp.; in French; docketed by Wagner as received in Leonard’s 31 Aug. dispatch) is a copy of a 10 Aug. 1805 note to Leonard from French consul Viot, enclosing a copy of Napoleon’s 18 Prairial an 13 (7 June 1805) decree issued at Milan. For the decree, see William Kirkpatrick to JM, 19 Aug. 1805, n. 1.

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