James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Fontaine Maury, 20 July 1790

From Fontaine Maury

Fredg. July 20. 1790

Dear sir.

Your favor of the 4th Instant1 came duly to hand and I am much obliged for the information it contained.

I have Shiped to the address of my Brother Six hhds Tobacco being the amount of your Crop, should you have occasion you can draw as usual.

Inclosed is a Copy your account Balance due £21.10.3 which I have this day taken the Liberty to draw on you for, at 20 days sight, in favor Messrs Ludlow & Goold,2 and I hope ’twill not be inconvenient to you to honor it.

There seems to be great exertions in some of the districts for the next Congress. In this, I hear of no opposition. Mr Corbin is very active in Middlesex and the counties which compose that district. Your friends were well a few days ago. I am with Regard D sir Your mo: ob St

Fontaine Maury

[Enclosure]

The Honble. James Madison jr. Esqr.
1788 In A/C wh: Fontaine Maury Dr.
June 5th. To Cash paid drayage 6 Hhds. Tobo. to Venus 6
Augt. 10  " Oznaburgs & Rolls as per Bill given your Bror: 5 11 1
October 30  " 250. 8d. Nails 2/. Inspection 3 Hhds Tobo 7/6 9 6
Decr. 7  " 3 ps. Kendall Cotton @ 48/ 2 lbs. bro: Thread 24/ 7 12
"  " Buttons &c to Negroe Sawney 3 9
18  " 11 pr. yarn Holl 23/9 472 yds. Cloth @ 6/ 2 10 9
"  " 4½ yds. Plaines @ 2/6 2 Sides Leather @ 21/. 2 13 3
19  " Cash paid Stage Driver 3
20  " do    "   Inspection 3 Hhds. Tobacco 7 6
1789
April 7
 " 50 yds. German Oznaburgs @ 15d
3 6 8
 " 4 yds. Linnen &c to Negroe Sawney 9 3
Novr: 10  " 4 ps. Kendall Cotton @ 37/6 @ 40/ @ 50/. 8 17 6
 " 33 yds. German oznaburgs 16d
2 6 8
 " 6 yds. blue Plaines @ 3/ 9 pr. Plaid Holl @ 1/9 1 13 9
 " 2 lb. bro: Thread @ 4/. 1 Sack Salt 15/ Buttons 1/3 1 4 3
 " 1 Side upper Leather 22/. 20¾ lb. Salt Ditto @ 18d 2 13 0
Decr. 31  " Cash for ½ lb. Jesuits Bark 14
March 2  " do    "  ¼ lb. do    do 7
 " 1 Hatt &c to Sawney 5 10
June 3  " Cash pd. Inspection 5 Hhds Tobo. 12 6
1790 £42 10 3
July 20 To Balance as Below 21 10 3
1789 Infra Cr
July 13 By My Bill on you in favor F S Gray 21 0 0
 " Balance due F. M. 21 10 3
42 10 3

RC and enclosure (DLC). Enclosure in Maury’s hand.

1Letter not found.

2Gabriel W. Ludlow and Edward Goold were Wall Street merchants (The New-York Directory … for … 1790 [New York, 1790; Evans description begins Charles Evans, ed., American Bibliography … 1639 … 1820 (12 vols.; Chicago, 1903–34). Roger P. Bristol, ed., Supplement to Charles Evans’ American Bibliography (Charlottesville, Va., 1970). description ends 22724], pp. 43, 64).

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