James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Jacquelin Ambler, 7 June 1783

From Jacquelin Ambler

RC (LC: Madison Papers). Docketed by JM, “June 7. 1783.” Cover missing.

Virga. Richmond 7th. June 1783.

Dear Sir

My last will have informed you of the recovery of the Accos. in the Auditor’s Office.1—nothing necessary now but a full state of the division of the several Remittances among the Gentlemen Delegates, and orders on the Auditors to issue Warrants for the respective sums.2 Mr. A. Le[e] was at the Treasury yesterday lamenting his having left Phila. before the two last Remittances got to hand.3 I imagined all the Members were there and that all would come in for a share. I am sorry Mr. Lee did not & the more so as we have it not in our power to supply the deficiency here at this time.

I can send you nothing for your Amusement this week unless the Journals of the Assembly as far as they have been published will afford it.4

I am Dear Sir with great esteem Yr. affect Servt

J. Ambler

3Arthur Lee had left Philadelphia on 12 May, before the remittances of 17 and ca. 24 May had reached the delegates (JM to Jefferson, 6 May, n. 4; Ambler to JM, 17 May; 24 May; Randolph to JM, 24 May; Jones to JM, 25 May; JM to Randolph, 27 May; 3 June 1783).

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