James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Richard Brent, 11 July 1811 (Abstract)

§ From Richard Brent

11 July 1811. “Mr Alexander Scott of George Town has by letter informed me that he is an applicant to Government for a Consulate to Tunis.” Scott has asked him to give JM his opinion on the application, and he willingly complies. Scott is a “steadfast Republican” and is not only fit “for a Consulate to Tunis but perfectly qualefied to discharge the duties of a much higher diplomatic Station.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Scott”). 2 pp. Docketed by Monroe.

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