James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Stanard, 12 November 1819

From John Stanard

Fredg. 12th. Nov. 1819.


It will Save me a long ride, if you will be so obliging as to acknowledge the Service of the enclosed Notice.1

In the Same Case, Jonathan Williams, has obtained a Decree against you for his Costs, which I have the Collection of, the amount is $20.18 Cents. Will be much obliged to you, if you will enclose the am⟨ot?⟩ at the time ⟨you return the⟩ notice—which I hope to receive by the return Mail. I am Sir, Very Respy yr Mo Obt st

John Stanard

RC (DLC). Addressed by Stanard to JM at Montpelier and franked. Docketed by JM, with his note below Stanard’s signature: “$20. sent. Mr. S. desired to advance the 18 Cents.” Damaged at fold.

1The enclosure (1 p.) was a copy of James Madison v. John Strode, Berkley Ward, Isaac H. Williams, and Jonathan Williams, dated 6 Oct. 1819. The verso includes the note, in an unidentified hand, signed by JM: “I acknowledge the Service of a Copy of the within Order & Notice, by the Marshal, this 15th. day of November 1819” (Fredericksburg, Virginia, Circuit Court, Madison v. Strode, 1819, CR–SC–H, 188–14, folder 3).

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