James Madison Papers

James Madison to William Allen, 18 December 1827

Decr. 18. 1827

Dr Sir

I just learn that Mr. Eliason owing to some misapprehension has consigned 65 [ ] blbs of flour on my acct. to Mr. Scott. I enclose an order placing them at yr. disposal. You will be good eno’ to make to Mr. Scott, the satisfaction due in the case. And to dispose of the flour together with the load from my waggon, on the best terms to be had. My overseer who sent the wheat to Mr. Eliason, and on whom I relied for information from him, having been detained far from home, I did not know that the flour had been lodged in Fredbg. or I shd. have provided for its sale a little sooner, and avoided the fall in price which may have taken place. You will now do the best you can with it, & let me know the amt. at my call. Friendly respects

J. M

Draft (DLC).

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