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From James Madison to William Jones, 28 February 1803 (Abstract)

§ To William Jones

28 February 1803, Washington. “Mr. Monroe is to have no outfit: His expenses in getting to Paris and in travelling thence to any other place where his attendance may become necessary, will be defrayed. They will probably not exceed 2 or 3000 dolls at most, and may fall short of that amount. He carries no secty with him; but is authorized to employ one on his arrival, if found necessary, at the rate of 1350 D per year. It is wonderful that such a noise should be made on this subject, even if it were not false that he was to have an outfit and secy. The 3 last Envoys had each an outfit, and each a Secy; were conveyed in a public ship; and as I understand had their stores laid in at public expence.”

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