Monticello Apl. 28.
Since my arrival here I have recd. yours of the 25th: The claim of Aspinwall seems not to be resisted. Barney I understood did not wish the Consulate at London after knowing that no salary was attached to it. If I do not forget the conversation with Col. A: I noted that circumstance which did not extinguish his inclination. It will be proper that the individual appd: whoever he may be, should be distinctly apprized that the salary heretofore allowed had reference to services limited to a state of war in Europe. If you & Mr Dallas see, in the circumstances of the Collector at N London, an equitable room for the substitution of Cushing, the latter may be provided for in that way. Huntington has long been kept in Office; more on acct. of his revolutionary services, than of any modern merit, or of any appeal to humane considerations. I write in a haste permitting nothing more than affe. respects
DLC: Papers of James Monroe.