James Madison Papers

Power of Attorney from James Madison, Sr., 28 February 1792 (Abstract)

Power of Attorney from James Madison, Sr.

Abstract. 28 February 1792, Orange County, Virginia. James Madison, Sr., by power of attorney authorizes JM to receive the interest on his treasury notes.1 Notarized by Andrew Shepherd, James Taylor, and Zachariah Burnley.

Ms (ViW: Bishop James Madison Papers). One page, in the hand of James Madison, Sr., except for signatures.

1JM had requested this power of attorney and specified some of its wording in his letter to his father of 3 Dec. 1791. For details of his father’s investment in treasury notes, see James Madison, Sr., to JM, 11 May 1791, n. 2.

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