James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Savage, 20 July 1802

From William Savage, 20 July 1802

Kingston Jamaica July 20. 1802


My last respects was under date of 9th. June since which I have received your letter of 29th April & note the Contents. I am sorry to find my services here are not entitled to any Compensation. I will hope was the question to come before Congress they would acquiess in my Wishes & expectation on this Head.

This accompanys my Account up to 30 June Amount 366..13..5 which I have not drawn for & I trust should I come forward through the medium of Friends at Congress I should not meet any opposition from you. If my Claims are not Satisfactory I cannot expect any Attention will be paid to them.

I am well aware of the rigid economy that may be necessary in the Government but at the same time I cannot refrain from expectations when the question is properly laid before the nation in their Legislative Capacity. I have the Honour to be with respect Your Ob. Hum Servt.

Wm. Savage

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