James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Anthony Morris, 5 May 1813

To Anthony Morris

May 5. 1813

Dear Sir

The decision of Adml. Warren shuts the door to the destination which my proposal to you had in view.1 I regret it the more, as the other Stations are provided for, and would besides be inelegible probably to yourself. Would a confidential service for a time at Cadiz, in an informal character be acceptable to you? The service is of an important nature, and implies a respectable though unaccredited & in some respects unavowed agent. The allowance will be at the rate of upwards of $3000. It will be agreeable to know your determination as soon as convenient; and proper that this communication should rest with yourself for the present. Should the service in question be accepted, a trip hither will be necessary & the earlier the better, as will be your departure for Cadiz. Accept my friendly respects

James Madison

RC (ViFreJM: Madison File). Docketed by Morris, with his note: “left Philada for Washington Weds. May 12h.”

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