James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Southcomb, 8 April 1796

From Thomas Southcomb

Fredericksburg April 8th. 1796


About two months Since Mr. Jones of this Town informed me, you would pay Messrs. Philips Cramond, & Co: in Philadelphia, for my benefit, Some Cash on account of two Bonds, I hold of Mr. Munro’s in Paris.1 I have received a Letter from those Gentlemen dated the 8th. march they mention nothing of it in their Letter. I Should not have taken this Liberty of troubling you; but on my return from Richmond where I have been for Some time, I found Mr. Jones was gone up the Country, and would not return, for 6 weeks or 2 months. I Shall esteem it a particular favour; if you will inform me; if any monies has been paid, or likely Soon to be, and to what amount. I am Sir with due respect your most obedient Humble St.

Thos: Southcomb

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1On Monroe’s bonds, held by Southcomb, for the purchase of Loudoun County lands, see Joseph Jones to JM, 18 Jan. 1796, and n. 1.

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