James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Richard Paterson, 3 April 1770

To Richard Paterson

RC (Princeton University Library).

April 3d. 17701

Mr. Richard Patterson Please to let the bearer Mr. Wm. Livingston2 have fifteen Shillings on acct of your

Obliged Humble Servant

James Madison

1The date was written over by JM. He may have intended it to be “April 1.” On the back of this draft is the endorsement: “Received this 4 of April 1770 of Richd. Paterson the sum of fifeteen shillings on Acct. of James Madison by me. William S. Livingston.” Livingston’s figure “4” could be a “2.”

2William Smith Livingston (1755–1794), College of New Jersey, ’72, became an attorney in New Jersey and New York and an officer in the Revolutionary army (Alexander, Princeton College description begins Samuel Davies Alexander, Princeton College during the Eighteenth Century (New York, 1872). description ends , p. 155).

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