To Richard Paterson
April 3d. 17701
Mr. Richard Patterson Please to let the bearer Mr. Wm. Livingston2 have fifteen Shillings on acct of your
Obliged Humble Servant
1. The 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.”
2. William 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).