James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Joseph Forman, 25 June 1802

From Joseph Forman, 25 June 1802

Baltimore June 25. 1802


Enclosed is a Return of all the American Ships & Vessells Which have arrived in the Port of Rotterdam from the first day of January 1801. to the first of August in the Same Year. I am in daily expectation of a further return for the Last Half Year from Mr. Lawson Alexander Who is acting during My Absence as agent for the Consulate at Rotterdam Which will be immediately forwarded to Your Office. I have also enclosed herewith my Acct. Current With the United States for Advances Made per Acct. This has been due Me some time but being of Small Amount & being Myself indebted to the United States in the Collectors Office in Baltimore I have Not before forwarded it. The Vouchers are enclosed with them. Should You find this Acct. Correct, I request that Orders May be giv⟨en⟩ to the Collector of Baltimore to place the ⟨Amt.⟩ to the Credit of My Own Bonds Which amoun⟨t⟩ to Near 700 or 800 Dollars, to enable Me to bring My acct. to a Close, With the United States.

Before I leave this Country for Holland I shall do myself the Honor to see you at Washington & take directions about some matters interesting to the Consulate & which I hope will meet with Legislative Assistance the next session of Congress. I have the Honor to be with the Highest Respect D Sr Obet. Huml. Svt.

Joseph Form⟨an⟩

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