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From James Madison to Albert Gallatin, 9 October 1804 (Abstract)

§ To Albert Gallatin

9 October 1804, Department of State. “I have the honor to request, that you will issue a Warrant, for Six hundred sixty seven dollars and seventy four Cents, on the appropriations for the relief of distressed Seamen, in favor of James Davidson, assignee of the enclosed bill of exchange, drawn upon me by Josiah Blakely Esqr. Consul of the United States at St. Jago of Cuba, in favor of Ed. Watson, for the same sum, dated on the 9th. of August last: Mr. Blakely to be charged with the same & held accountable.”1

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 1 p.

1On 10 Oct. 1804 JM also asked Gallatin to issue a warrant for $3,000 “on the appropriations for distressed seamen” and to remit the proceeds to bankers Willink and Van Staphorst at Amsterdam (1 p.; DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14).

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