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From James Madison to William Steward, 11 October 1798 (Abstract)

§ To William Steward1

11 October 1798. “Please to let the Bearer Mr. L. Whitten2 have a saddle for which I will pay you.”

RC (owned by Charles M. Storey, Boston, Mass., 1961). Written on a small slip of paper. Addressed to “Mr. Steward / Orange Ct. House.”

1William Steward was an Orange County saddler (Vi: Francis Taylor Diary, 23 May 1797).

2L. Whitten was a local carpenter whose skill in laying floors was employed at both Montpelier and Monticello (Jefferson to JM, 17 Nov. 1798, and JM to Jefferson, 11 Dec. 1798).

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