James Madison Papers

Robert Taylor to James Madison, 20 June 1833

20th. June 1833

Dear Sir

I have shown to son Robert the letter from E. H. Taylor to you and have received for answer that he has put some papers of the late Colo. Francis Taylor into the hands of Mr. Archibald Magill Green, of Richmond, who for a portion of what may be recovered, has undertaken to investigate & prosecute his claim. Mr. Green is experienced in these matters, and thinks he shall be able to succeed in establishing it: But that probably an application to Congress will be necessary. Should any thing be obtained, Robert will receive only his due and leave the others to do the same. It was upon my advice he acted. In relation to the claims for John Taylors naval services, Robert knows of no evidence, but I believe he has entrusted that also with Mr. Green, or with a Mr. Vespasian Ellis of the Eastern shore. The Gent: require to be well compensated, but it is with them no purchase no pay, and from their habit of looking after such things, are far better qualified to seek them out, than any individual to whom it would be new. The letter is returned herein Most resptflly yrs &c

Robert Taylor


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