James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Joseph Warner Rose, 15 November 1805 (Abstract)

From Joseph Warner Rose, 15 November 1805 (Abstract)

§ From Joseph Warner Rose. 15 November 1805, Worcester. “I have taken the earliest opportunity on my arrival in this place from the Island of Antigua of acknowledging the receipt of your Letter dated in April last Original and Duplicate of which has never been received.1

“I quitted the above Island on the 15th of last Month and on the 17th a Vessel was dispatched after me to Montserrat where I received your Triplicate by which I find that The President had honored me with the Appointment of Commercial Agent for the Island of Antigua.

“I shall do myself the honor of waiting on the President and yourself as soon as my Health will permit when I shall have an opportunity of thanking you personally.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Antigua, vol. 1). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner.

1No April 1805 letter from JM to Rose has been found. For JM’s 19 Apr. 1805 letter to Richard Cutts inquiring about Rose, see PJM-SS, description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (10 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends 9:254. For JM’s 13 May 1805 letter to Rose informing him of his appointment, see ibid., 347–48.

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