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To James Madison from George W. Erving, 31 March 1804 (Abstract)

§ From George W. Erving

31 March 1804, London. No. 32. “I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of January 18. instructing me to correspond in future with the Secretary of the Treasury and to pursue his directions respecting all Monies which I have or hereafter may receive on account of the United States, & to settle my official Accounts with him.”1 Adds in a postscript that he encloses a copy of the convention with Sweden [not found]. In a second postscript, dated 3 Apr. 1804, adds: “Monsr. Beaulieu an officer in the Army during the Revolution who has been severely wounded & has a pension of 100 Ds now resides in this country. His circumstances are extremely narrow, & he is reduced to the necessity of teaching French for a subsistance.… I take the liberty therefore of requesting on his part that the Minister, or consul here for the time being may be authorized to pay his pension to him …; for at present he is exposed to delays & disappointments … & to a loss on exchange, & the payment of commission to his Agent in America for receiving, which make a serious deduction from his small allowance.”2

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