James Madison Papers

To James Madison from David Ramsay, 8 October 1788

From David Ramsay

Charleston Octob 8th 1788

Dear Sir,

I lately had the honor of receiving a letter from mr Jefferson dated Paris May 7. 1788 in which he authorised me to draw on you for 936 livres on his account. That sum being due to me by mr Froulle1 in Paris mr Jeffersons goodness has been such as to negotiate the payment here through your hands. I have therefore taken the liberty of drawing on you for 173⅓ dollars a sum equal to 936 livres valuing the dollar at 4/6 & the livre at 1 pd Sterling. My friend in New-York will shew you mr Jeffersons letter. I am with great respect & esteem your most obedient & very hum set

David Ramsay

RC and enclosure (DLC). Addressed by Ramsay and docketed by JM.

1Frouillé, a Parisian bookseller.

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