§ From Charles Haumont
29 January 1810, Sapelo Island. Fears that the book manuscript [mentioned in his 25 Apr. 1809 letter to JM] that he sent from Savannah on 5 July has miscarried. The president has not acknowledged it; hence his anxiety. His hope was that JM would recommend the work, for since illness and old age now plague him, he needs the benefits derived from a presidential endorsement. Refers to his services on behalf of American independence.
RC (DLC). 1 p. Written in French. Haumont claimed to have served aboard the French vessel Concorde during the Revolution (Haumont to JM, 25 Apr. 1809, PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (2 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984-). description ends , 1:137).