From William J. Coffee
Monticelo May 3. 1820
I have taken the Liberty of Inclosing you Small Acct which I Shall be much favord by recving in a few days when I Shall Call on my way home.1 Sir I Am with Much Respect and Esteem
W: J: Coffee
1. On 25 May 1820 JM made out a receipt, which Coffee signed: “Recd. of James Madison fifty dollars seventy five Cents: being in full for Models & Busts made for him” (CSmH). For the busts of JM, Dolley Madison, and John Payne Todd modeled by Coffee, see his letters to JM of 4 July 1818 and 23 Dec. 1819, PJM-RS description begins David B. Mattern et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Retirement Series (2 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 2009–). description ends 1:297, 575.