§ To Albert Gallatin
20 October 1804, Department of State. “I am of opinion that the balance found due to Dr. Edward Stevens, after deducting the sum allowed to reimburse his expenses for the relief of Seamen, may be paid out of the actual appropriations for foreign intercourse.”1
Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 1 p.
1. For the questions surrounding the payment of Edward Stevens’s claim, see Jefferson to JM, 13 Apr. 1804, and JM’s memorandum to Jefferson, 20 Apr. 1804, PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (7 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 7:39, 49 n. 1, 81–89, 90 n. 2.