James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Stanard, 7 July 1819

From John Stanard

Fredg. July 7th. 1819.


Above is a Statement of the expenses of Sale of the land in your Case vs Strode &c.,1 which I have forwarded to you at the request of Mr. Robert Madison.2 I would prefer receiving the amount at next Orange Court, to your remitting it to me by mail. I am Respy yr. Obedt. St.

John Stanard3

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1Written in the top margin of the letter is Stanard’s account dated 3 July 1819. His expenses amounted to $15, and included a 2½ percent commission on the sale of land for $500, and $2.50 for advertising.

2Robert L. Madison purchased the property as JM had wished (JM to William S. Stone, 1 July 1819; John Stanard’s statement appended to the 3 May 1819 foreclosure decree [Fredericksburg, Virginia, Circuit Court, Madison v. Strode, 1819, CR–SC–H, 188–14, folder 2]).

3John Stanard (d. 1833) was marshal of the chancery court at Fredericksburg (Richmond Enquirer, 27 Sept. 1833).

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