James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John B. Colvin, 29 April 1812

From John B. Colvin

April 29. 1812.

If his Excellency the President of the United States has not already made up his mind on the Appointment of Barbary Consuls, I should be happy if he would consider me as among the number of applicants for a station at either Tunis or Tripoli. Should the president doubt of my passing the Senate, I flatter myself that I can convince him that it is in my power to silence the opposition of One Senator from Maryland; and the other, I have some reason to believe, will be my friend. I have several good friends in the Senate, and believe that I should be able to pass that Body. Very respectfully

J. B. Colvin.

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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