James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Reuben Lindsay, 9 December 1791

From Reuben Lindsay

Richmond 9th. Decemr. 1791.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 10th. Novemr. I recd. some days ago—on my giving the two Mr. Dickensons notice of the contents, they came here & have disposed of their interest in the certificates to Mr. Robert Pollard1 of this place—And have granted Powers of Attorney to Mr. John Vaughan of Phila. his agent to Negotiate the business—To whom You will please deliver the Certificates.2

The Mr. Dickensons Acknowledge themselves under great Obligations to you for the trouble you have taken in the business. I am respectfully Dear Sir Your Hble servt.

Rn. Lindsay

RC (DLC). Addressed by Lindsay and docketed by JM. Thomas and John Dickenson to JM, ca. 1 Oct. 1791, and Vaughan’s receipt (see n. 2, below) are filed with this letter.

1The attorney Robert Pollard (1755–1842) served in the Revolution, became a business partner of Charles Johnston and George Pickett in Richmond, and was clerk and treasurer of the James River Company (VMHB description begins Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. description ends , VII [1899–1900], 241; XXIII [1915], 186; Gwathmey, Historical Register of Virginians, p. 630; Hardy, Colonial Families, p. 425; CVSP description begins William P. Palmer et al., eds., Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts (11 vols.; Richmond, 1875–93). description ends , VI, 391).

2On 19 Dec. Vaughan issued JM a receipt (DLC) for John and Thomas Dickenson’s certificates of registered debt.

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