James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Robert Purviance, 20 November 1805 (Abstract)

From Robert Purviance, 20 November 1805 (Abstract)

§ From Robert Purviance. 20 November 1805, Baltimore. “I had the honor to receive your Letter of the 13th. Inst. [not found] and have conformable to your request shipped the articles imported in the Brig Lyon, on board the Schooner Betsy & Charlotte Alexander Lammond master for George Town.

“I have inclosed you Capn. Lammonds receipt, the Bill of Loading [not found], and Mr. Guestier’s receipt for the freight,1 and given you as below a statement of the expenses.”

Purviance added the following account below his signature:

Amount of Duties 20.63
Drayage to the Ware House 62
Freight per rect 23.20
Drayage to the Packet 50
Drs. 44.95

RC and enclosures (DLC). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Purviance. For surviving enclosures, see n. 1.

1The enclosures (2 pp.) are (1) a 20 Nov. 1805 account from Peter A. Guestier for $23.20, or £5.4.6, for freight and primage on the brig Lyon for eight cases and one tierce marked JM, marked payment received from Purviance; and (2) a 20 Nov. 1805 receipt from Alexander Lammond of the Betsy & Charlotte for eight cases and one tierce to be delivered to JM’s order at Georgetown, D.C. For the contents, see William Lee to JM, 14 Sept. 1805, and n. 1.

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