James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Croghan, 7 April 1802

From William Croghan

Jefferson County Kentucky April 7th. 1802


In Consequence of the Death of Your Brother Ambrose, Colonel Richard Taylor & myself were under the Necessity of bringing Suits in Chancary against You & Nelly Madison for Lands we bought from Your Brother belonging to you & he, when he was in this Country in March 1792 he Sold us those lands.1 I gave him my Bond for the payment of 104½ Acres of the land I bought from him, which Bond he lost on his Journey from this Country, which he Informed me of By letter Shortly After his Arrival in Virginia, and requested I would not pay it except, I think to Hubbard Taylor, Major John Lee or their Orders. Some time After about the time the bond was due Colonel Richard Taylor, & James Taylor Junr. then of Orange Applyd to me for & received the payment £94.—a Copy of the receipt is Inclosed.2 Should my Bond have come to hand be so Obliging as to return it to me, or tear my Name out. The bearer Mr. Denis Fitzhugh will wait on You with the Decrees and take Charge of the Deeds both for Colonel Taylor & Myself. I am with great respect, Your Most Humble servant

W Croghan

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