James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Nicholas Voss, 8 May 1805

From Nicholas Voss

Washington 8th May 1805


I am sorry that I am under the disagreeable Necessity of calling on you again for the Amount of My rent. Nothing would Induce me to do it but having A note in Bank which Must be protested unless you can Assist Me with One Or two Hundred Dollars. If you have Not the Money I could get your Note discounted At Bank to day for two Hundred Dollars provided it would be agreeable to you to give it—which I believe will be about the Ballance due Me as I gave the Carpenter an Order for $48.50. Your Compliance will greatly Oblige Your Hum Servt

Nicholas Voss1


1For JM’s agreement to rent Voss’s house, see PJM-SS, description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (9 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends 3:341–42.

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