James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Gray, November 1815

Boston November 1815.

The undersigned, merchants and others connected in commercial business, beg leave to recommend William Porter of this town as a suitable person to fill a consular office in Europe.

Mr. Porter has been to Europe as the agent of persons who were interested in vessels captured by the Danes & French, and has so conducted his business as to give great satisfaction to his employers, and we have no doubt would give satisfaction to the government in case he should receive an appointment.

Wm. Gray

Israel Thorndike

Thomas Perkins

Jesse Putnam

DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.

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