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William Allen is authorized to receive my share of the dividend lately declared by the Swift run gap Turnpike Company. FC (DLC) .
I have this day drawn on you in favor of Walter S. Chandler for two hundred dollars which you will please to meet by a sale of as much flour as may be requisite. FC (DLC) .
I have just drawn a check on the Bank for $60. Having only fifty to my credit there I must request the favor of you to deposit the additional ten to with friendly respects please enquire for a box forwarded for Mrs. M. by the Steamboat & send it on— FC (DLC) .
I have requested Col. Peyton to remit to you $300. This will enable you to extinguish my debt to the Bank & avoid the necessity of a renewed discount—The undrawn balance of $66 I wish to remain to my credit in Bank. Draft (PHi) .
I enclose a check for fifty dollars which you will place to my credit on your books. After this be pleased to add up the debits & credits and inform me of the precise balance as it stands at this time between us. This I cannot ascertain, the prices of the articles sent from time to time not being annexed. Draft (DLC) .
I observe that the price of flour has risen a little. As the advance of the season will soon bring the Northern supplies into market, I think it would be best to take advantage of it, and if you concur in this opinion I will ask the favor of you to dispose of mine. Draft (DLC) .
Below is an authority for transferring my credit on the Books of the S. G. T. Company, to yours. FC and enclosure (DLC) . Enclosure is an authorization written by Payne Todd, for Allen to receive the dividend from the Swift Run Gap Turnpike Company.
Estimating the price of flour as rather more likely to be better than lower, I have preferred a small loan from the bank to a sale of the flour on hand. You will oblige me therefore, by turning the enclosed note into a credit for in Bank, and letting me know when I may draw on it. Your letter noting the balance in your account, was duly recd. I had disposed of a draft on you for $80 in favor...
I enclose a check on the Branch Bank of Va. for one hundred & ninety four dolls. 67 cents which please place to my credit on your books. I had written on the 27th. of May to Col. Peyton to remit to you on my account a part of the proceeds of some of my tobacco which he had sold. From some mistake of my intention this was not done. Should the mistake of which he has been apprized have been...
I have just recd. your favor of the 21t: I regret the circumstance that my acct. with the Bank was overdrawn, It may have resulted from some inadvertent confusion between my acct. with you & that of the Bank—I thank you for the blank note inclosed in your letter, I take the liberty of filling it with the sum of 500$ I had hoped that the late accommodation from the Bank would have releived me...
I have recd. & thank you for your attentive favour of the 3d. and inclose a renewing note for the discount day. I inclose also $30 thirty dolars, out of which be so obliging as to pay to Mr. H. for the Virga. Herald. The balance may pass into the acct between us. I have recd a regular notice, (circular I presume) that Hay Taliaferro’s note payable to J. B. & of which I am an Endorsor is...
An Atlas belonging to the Books in the Box lately consigned to your care, I find was omitted. I must trouble you with another box having the same destination for N. York. By the first opportunity, we can catch, it will be sent to you. With friendly respects Be so good as to note to me the state of the balance in our Account. RC (NN) .
(promissory note) $1000. days after date, for value received I promise to pay to the order of William Allen one thousand dollars, without offset negociable & payable at the office of Discount & Deposit of the Branch Bank of Virginia at Fredericksburg. Ms (DLC) .
Aleck will deliver you a box addressed to Mr. Governeur, New York. It contains books for the "Naval Institute" at that place. The bulk being too great for the mail, I must ask the favor of you to forward the article by the first safe water opportunity, apprizing Mr. Governeur, by a line thro’ the mail, that you have done so and that the freight wch. you will be good eno’ to advance for me, has...
I have recd. yrs acknowledgg the rect. of the remittance from Col. Peyton. The wagons set off today & will apply to you for loads of plaister on their return They will continue to do so as long as they are employed in taking flour. Please to send by them 20 pounds of best steel for axes & the oil alluded to in your letter. The bottle of magnesia sent by Aleck having been broken please send two...
A friend at Washington will forward to your care a Chair for exercise by rocking, and I have authorized a draft on you for payment. The inclosed Check will answer the purpose, and the surplus if any may be passed to my credit. Be so good as to send the Chair by Mr Newmans Joe, if that opportunity should offer before I provide some other conveyance With friendly respects. FC (DLC) .
I return the note you obligingly forwarded signed & the blank for the sum filled. The blanks for the dates are left to be filled by yourself. I shall have occasion to draw on the Bank in a few days, and it will be convenient, for me to have the money deposited without delay to subject to the usual Checks, of wch. I should be glad to receive 2 or 3, if in print. I am giving you much trouble for...
Since I was favored with yours of the 23d. Ult. I have recd. a letter from Col. Mercer, confirming the answer of the Cashier of the Bank to your enquiry. I shall accordingly avail myself of it to an extent not exceeding $2000, and I ask the favor of you to send me a blank note in the form required, which I will fill up & sign, and return for the aid in the case which you kindly promise. The...
I have recd your favor of the 16th. A man with a Cart & a Cow, and two boys to assist in bringing the Calves will be on the road to day [saturday], and arrive on Monday. Be so good as to send by the last I am to be furnished by contract with Pork & other Articles to be delivered & paid for on the 1st. of December. The cost will be about six hundred dollars for which I have relied on receipts...
In my letter on the subject of the two calves, destined to your care from Baltimore, I omitted to ask the favor of you—when communicating their arrival at Fredg. to mention the size of them, & the best mode of conveying them hither; particularly whether they can best be brought on foot, or in a waggon or other Vehicle; Also what is the feed that wd. be best suited to their age whilst on the...
Mr. Patterson of Baltimore has presented to Mrs. Madison a pair of calves of the North Devon breed from the stock of the celebrated Mr. Coke of Holkam. They will be consigned to your care and I must ask the favor of you to receive them & have them well kept noting to me the cost of the feed &c. They will be sent for as soon as you inform me of their arrival, which will probably be early in...
I inclose a draft on the Bank for $100. to which please to add as much from the balance in your hands as will discharge what is due for discounts on the Turnpike arrangement. What can my shares in the Turnpike be now sold for? FC (DLC) .
The waggon will take you a load of flour this evening which please sell & inform me of the amount of its proceeds. A return load of plaister may be sent up with the articles mentioned in the memorandum annexed. ½ bushel Cranberries 1 bunch best quills 2 lbs black teas 2 lbs green } 5# Canister best green do. 1 Keg Lisbon Wine. Draft (DLC) .
The waggon will deliver you two Hhds of Tobacco which you will make the best of in the Fredg. market. The best hogsheads were sent to Richmond in consequence of the delay in hearing from your dealers & the inconvenience of waiting longer. If salt, in good sacks, can be had, and there be no prospect of fall in the price before the demand for the pork season please to send twelve sacks by the...
We are likely to fail in getting our Clover seed from the usual source; and will thank you for procuring, it to the amount of six bushels if to be had in Fredg. We expect to send a Waggon down very shortly, which will be a conveyance Retaining my full confidence in your better judgt. of the Market, I do not venture advice on the subject. I hope you will be able to catch any transitory rise, or...
I find that there is due for taxes on some property of mine in Washington the amt. $90.50 cts—for the yea<r>s 30, & 31—I must ask the favor of you to remit without delay that sum to—— Billing Collector of 1<st>. & 2d Wards, disposing of as much of my flour as may be necessary for that purpose FC (DLC) .
My Waggon will probably be in Fredg. on monday next, and I request the favor of you to send by its return the articles named in the margin. I just hear that flour has taken another rise. I still leave it with your discretion to seize the most eligible time of selling mine as suggested by a comparison of the actual state with the estimated prospect of the market. With friendly respects FC (DLC) .
I did not receive yours of the 11th. in time to answer it by the last Mail. From the general prospect in Europe I should infer that the price of flour would not be likely to decline. But as you have the same information generally that I have, and occasionly fresher & better opportunities of learning the state of the Markets every where which influences the price with us, I wish you to consult...
Please to send by Waggoner Aleck about 50 [lbs?] of Java Coffee. If the quality be particularly good, the quantity may be doubled. He will be down the day after tomorrow with a load of Wheat from the Sale of which, the article may be paid for Friendly respects Draft (DLC) .
I have no draft on Col.– Minor from Mr H Taylor, for the $25. mentioned in yours of the 22d. [ ] but a letter from him saying that Col. M. would be furnished with that sum to be paid to me. I can only inclose therefore a rect which you say will suffice: Out of the little fund produced by this and the balance in your hands please to pay what I am in debt to Mr. Gray, and to the Printer Mr....
I shall have occasion to draw on you for $150 payable on the 20th. inst: and I must request you to place prior to the 25th. inst. $120. in the B. Bank of the U.S. at Richmond, subject to the draft of Edward Coles. You will of course sell my flour to those amounts, if not already sold. Friendly respects Draft (DLC) .
Yours of the 19th. is just recd. It was not amiss that you paid Waller’s drafts wch. were due tho’ he had no authority to draw on you. He will have notice not to repeat this irregularity. I subjoin an authority to draw my shares of the Late dividend and the Turnpike Stock. Wm. A. is hereby authorized to receive my share of the Dividend, as declared on the first day of Jany 1830, by the P &...
Your letter communicating the sale of my flour was duly recd. but could not be sooner acknowledged. However short of our hopes I am sure that you have acted for the best; and it is quite propable that it has ended for the best. I thank you sir for your obliging managment of the business throughout and will now request that you will let me see the balance at my disposal—Oblige me by a further...
Finding it convenient to make a draft on you for $150 dollars in favor of Mr. A J. Levy of Philada. I have taken the liberty of forwarding one to him of that amount. It is made payable after 30 days sight previous to which I shall probably make you a remittance to meet it. Should I be disappointed, you will please to sell, if not sold before, the flour necessary for the purpose. Draft (DLC) .
I have recd. your favor of and am much obliged by your offer to meet my draft without selling flour for the occasion. Hoping that the present very depressed price may not last, I accept your kind proposition on condition that you sell the moment the delay becomes inconvenient or a speedy change, of the market for the better, improbable. I was not without hope that I might be able to remit you...
On the rect. of your last letter I directed my overseer to communicate with the Miller on the subject of the musty flour. I have not learnt his intention in the case Be so good as to let me know how the balance in our account now stands. <Yr> Respy. Draft (DLC) .
Finding it convenient to send my waggons of [fl]our immediately, I request the favor of you to send by Mr Newman’s wch. goes off tomorrow morning, the articles on the enclosed Memorandum. I have desired Mr. Gray to hand over to you a balance of $7. dollrs in my favr., which may be applied towards paying for the articles. He will commit to your care also, a small supply of Wafers & sealing wax...
I believe you have not yet included in my acct. what is due for your reception & sale of my flour. Let me know if you please how, with that & any later item in it, the balance stands between us. I have not yet sent my new crop of wheat to the mill, but shall do so & get the flour down as soon as I can. The greater part of the crop, is white wheat & of good quality, tho in yield does not...
Yours of the 8th. inst stating the sales of my flour has been recd. It will now be convenient that you apply the proceeds, as far as necessary; to the payment of what is due to yourself and what will square my account for discounts at the bank; leaving the balance for such purposes as I may draw for. The draft in favor of Mr. Ballard succeeding that in favr. of Mr Blades is I presume already...
I just learn that Mr. Eliason owing to some misapprehension has consigned 65 [ ] blbs of flour on my acct. to Mr. Scott. I enclose an order placing them at yr. disposal. You will be good eno’ to make to Mr. Scott, the satisfaction due in the case. And to dispose of the flour together with the load from my waggon, on the best terms to be had. My overseer who sent the wheat to Mr. Eliason, and...
I have recd. yours of the 7th. & shall in consequence direct my flour to be delivered to your care. The greater part will go from Willises, the residue from Eliasons Mill. They are by contract to provide Waggonage. But my Waggon may be occasionally employed. I expect it will be down with a load in a few days, & will bring from you the annexed articles. Friendly respects FC (DLC) .
It is probable that I shall have my crop of wheat or rather flour sent for sale to Fredbg. Be so obliging as to say whether it be within your scope of business, to warehouse and dispose of it according to my notice as to the time of selling or to your choice of the time if it sd. be left to that; and to mention the terms on which you transact such business. A line from you on the subject as...
I have recd. yours of the 8th. inclosing statements of my Bank & Turnpike Accts. for which I return my thanks. Inclosed is a Check on the Farmer’s Bank at Richd. for the balance due me there. Not being able to fix it precisely, I leave in part a blank to be filled. The amount from memoranda given me is between 30 & 40. dolrs. Whatever it be, you will be so good after paying yourself for any...
J. Madison presents his respects to Mr. Wm. Allen and encloses his obligation complying with a condition stated in the correspondence of Mr. A. with Govr. Barbour. Draft ( DLC ). Written on the same sheet with drafts of JM to William J. Roberts, 6 May , and JM to James Barbour, 7 May 1824 .