James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Cowles Meade, 10 March 1808

Washington, M. T. March 10th. 1808.


When I sent on my accounts for disbursements made about the expedition against Aaron Burr, I charged the department of War for the Horse which I purchased for the use of Mr Chew. It seems that I made a charge against an improper office. I was instructed by the accountant to exhibit the same against the department of which you have superintendence. Accordingly I enclose the same voucher, which I solicit you to provide for in the settlement of my accounts I have the Honor to be Yr. Vy. Hble. Servt.

Cowles Mead

Printed Source--Clarence Edwin Carter et al., eds. The Territorial Papers of the United States. 27 vols. (Washington, D.C., 1934-69).: Volume V: The Territory of Mississippi, 1798-1817.

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