From Fontaine Maury
Fredg: July 10. 1791
On the other side you have a State of your a/c which if found right please pay the amount to my order in favor of Messrs. Philips Cramond & Co of Philadelphia at 30 days sight.
Two hhds of your Tobacco are Shiped on board the Ship Venus, Edward Flin Master, & Consigned to Mr James Maury of Liverpool. I will thank you to inform me if any thing hath been done in the business you were so good as Interest yourself in for Capt Dade, of whose Death I suppose you have heard.1 I am with much Regard D Sir Your Mo: Ob: S:
The Honble. James Madison Esqe
P. T. O.
RC and enclosures (DLC). Enclosures in Maury’s hand. The second enclosure is a “sight draft” payable to Philips, Cramond and Company, which is endorsed as paid on the verso.
1. Francis Dade (1756–1791) had sought JM’s aid in procuring a Revolutionary War claim (Dade to JM, December 1790?, PJM description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (vols. 1–10, Chicago, 1962–77; vols. 11—, Charlottesville, Va., 1977—). description ends , XIII, 309–10; John Bailey Calvert Nicklin, “The Dade Family,” Tyler’s Quarterly description begins Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine. description ends , XVII [1935–36], 53).