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4132. JOHNSON (Joshua), Consul at London.—

The President of the United States,
desirous of availing his country of the talents
of its best citizens, in their respective lines, has
thought proper to nominate you consul for the


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United States at the port of London. The extent
of our commercial and political connections
with that country marks the importance of the
trust he confides to you, and the more, as we
have no diplomatic character at that court.—
To Joshua Johnson. Washington ed. iii, 176.
(N.Y., 1790)