James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Edward Wyer, 15 November 1818

From Edward Wyer

Consulate of the United States of America
Hamburg Novr 15 1818.


By the ship General Hand for Baltimore I have sent you a small box of the celebrated Brandenburg Wheat for seed. It is said by Agriculturists in this country that the above mentioned wheat, will very much improve by culture in the United States. The Box is directed to you care of the ⟨Na⟩vy Agent at Baltimore.

If at any time I can be useful to you Sir, in the North of Europe, I hope you will freely command me.

May the smiles of Heaven rest on your Abode, and continue to make you happy. With real respect, I have the honor to be Sir, Your devoted Servant

Edwd. Wyer1

RC (NN).

1Edward Wyer (ca. 1777–1839) entered the U.S. Navy in 1798 as a midshipman, was promoted to lieutenant in 1800, and resigned his commission in 1805. He served as U.S. consul at Riga, 1813–17, and at Hamburg, 1817–26. From 1837 until his death, Wyer was assistant doorkeeper of the U.S. Senate (Daily National Intelligencer, 22 Feb. 1839; Edward W. Callahan, List of Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps from 1775 to 1900 [New York, 1901], 606; 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 , 2:400; 3:73, 74, 524; The Biennial Register of All Officers and Agents in the Service of the United States … [Washington, 1838], 177).

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