James Madison Papers

To James Madison from George Johnston, 26 March 1807

Newyork 26th. March 1807


I had the honour on the 23d. ⟨i⟩nstant of receiving from the Department of State, a Commission ⟨fr⟩om the President of the United States, appointing me Consul for the port of Glasgow in Great Britain, the duties of which ⟨a⟩ppointment I pledge myself to perform to the best of my ⟨a⟩bility, and with zeal & fidelity.

I inclose the Official Bond which the Law requires, ⟨i⟩n which I am joined by two respectable and wealthy ⟨C⟩itizens.

It will require a few months to make my arrangements, and wind up my business here, a delay which I presume the government will have no objection to grant me. I have the honour to be, with the greatest respect, Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Servant

Geo. Johnston

DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Glasgow.

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