James Madison Papers

To James Madison from George A. Hughes, 1 September 1808

Baltimore September 1st. 1808


Understanding it to be the intention of Government to send out dispatches to England & France, from the circumstance of my not being at present, actively engaged in any business, I am disposed, provided it interfere not with any arrangements you may have made, to offer my Services as Bearer. It may perhaps be in your Remembrance that I had the Honour of handing you in July 1803 a dispatch from Mr. Munroe at Paris (Where I had been residing the twelve Months preceeding) Coaxing the Ratification of the cession of Louisiana &c. I am happy to remember that My Conduct on that occasion had your approbation. Feeling inclined to make a short excurtion to Europe, I will undertake to perform the necessary duties on this, provided as above. The Gentlemen Representatives from our district, will supply any information relative to me & my Character you may think requisite. I have the Honour to be with the highest Respect, Your Obedt. Servt.

George A. Hughes

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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