§ From Peter F. DuBourg1
30 August 1813, New Orleans. “The trust which you have been pleased to repose in me, by confering on me the appointment of Collector of the Customs for the District of Mississipi has been duly appreciated and will always claim my warmest and liveliest acknowledgement. Unknown to your Excellency I have merited your Support, I shall by an unremitting activity, and fidelity in the discharge of my duties, try to deserve a continuance of your good offices and the approbation of my Government.”
RC (DLC). 1 p. Docketed by JM.
1. Peter F. DuBourg was the brother of William DuBourg, rector of St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, where John Payne Todd had studied. He resigned his position as collector in 1814 (PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (6 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends , 2:131–32 and n. 3; 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 , 2:589).