James Madison Papers

John J. Coleman to James Madison, 16 June 1833

Nelson County June 16th 1833

Dr sir

You have probably been informed by Mr Jno., H, Lee of Kentucky of an arrangement which he made with me, in relation to my paying you some money. He sent you by me $400 & requested me to advance six or eight hundred more, which he would replace to me on my return, The business has been delayed in consequence of my funds not being ready when I came. I have now $800 in the hands of Doct H, N, Coleman of this County, which you can get on application, There are also 400 dollars in Richmond which he will have brought up by the first safe opportunity. If you will send to him at any time he will pay you the $800 and give a draught to Richmond for the ballance; or if you prefer waiting he will inform you by letter as soon as he gets it from Richmond. Respectfully Yrs

Jno. J. Coleman

P S You will find Doct Colemans on the road between Charlottesville & Lynchburg, 30 miles from the former place

P S I expect shortly to set out to Kentucky. In case you should wish to write to Doct Coleman Direct to Mount Horeb post office Nelson County.


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