James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William J. Coffee, 3 May 1820

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


1On 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.

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