James Madison Papers

To James Madison from David Bailie Warden, 16 June 1810

From David Bailie Warden

Paris, 16 June, 1810.


I have the honor of sending you copies of some of my memoirs in defense of american vessels and cargoes. A considerable number of american Cases still remain to be adjudged by the Council of Prizes. As there is no Agent to represent them, I think it is my duty to make a defence. I trust that my zeal and industry in this business, and in the discharge of my Consular duties will meet your approbation and that you will be pleased to continue me in office.1 It would be fortunate indeed to be protected by a President whose talents and patriotism I so highly venerate, and to whose administration I feel so strongly attached. I am, Sir, with great respect, Your very obedient and very humble Servant

David Bailie Warden.

RC (DLC); letterbook copy (MdHi: Warden Papers). Enclosures not found.

1Warden continued his quest for a permanent consular appointment until JM acquiesced and nominated him for the post on 1 Mar. 1811 (Senate Exec. Proceedings description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends , 2:173).

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