Bolton Farm Sepr. 6. 1826,
Your letter of the 31. Ulto was forwarded to, & rec’d by me here yesterday. there seems to be no reason to doubt that the unclaimed dividends on the stock refer’d to belong to the Estate of your Father, whose Executor will be entitle’d to receive the Amount remaining to his Credit on the books of the Treasy, on presenting at the Branch Bank of the U S. at Washington, the customary documents of Executorship, & letter of Atty to receive the same should his personal attendance not be convenient, as the unclaimed dividends are of the Interest only, I presume no trouble need be taken relative to yr renewal of lost certificates, and that the only Act to be done by the Exr will be the Execution of the documents referd to, the forms of which I will request Major Nourse to enclose to you from Washington; which I am sure he will have pleasure in doing, as well as in receiving & remitting the Amt, or doing whatever else may be requisite on the Subject in my absence on my annual visit to my family here, be assured Sir, that neither he nor I shall consider anything a trouble that can be done by Us in the Execution of your Requests, I beg leave to renew my most respectful remembrances to Mrs. Madison, and am Ever very Sincerely Yr. Mo. Obt. St.
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.