James Madison Papers

To James Madison from David Lenox, 17 August 1802

From David Lenox, 17 August 1802

New York 17th. Augt. 1802


I have the honor to advise ⟨y⟩ou of my arrival here Yesterday, after ⟨a⟩ passage of 57 days from London. I shall conceive it my duty to proceed to the Seat of Government when I am advised of your being there, & of which you will have the goodness to inform me. My ⟨late⟩ Letters from London would advise you ⟨of⟩ the refusal of Messr. Bird, Savage ⟨&⟩ Bird to advance me money on the ⟨req⟩uisition of Mr. King to satisfy demands relative to my appointment, & that I was oblig⟨ed⟩ to make arrangements for that purpose. It is desirable that I should replace ⟨the⟩ money as soon possible. I have therefore ⟨to⟩ request that you will direct a remitta⟨nce⟩ to me here of three or four thousand doll⟨ars⟩ which I expect will be due to me on a settlemen⟨t⟩ of my Accounts. with great respect I am Sir Your Most Obnt. S⟨ervt.⟩

D Len⟨ox⟩

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