James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Moore, 27 March 1792

From John Moore

Carlisle March 27. 92

Dear Sir

Since I received your’s by Mr. Mcalister together with the 32 dollars, I have had a Letter from my father informing me of the cashe he has lodged in the hands of a merchant in Philadelphia, directing me to draw on you whenever my exigencies required it; I expect in the course of three weeks to set out for Virginia but shall not be able to accomplish it untill I get the remainder of the money which is in your hands, which I should have wrote for sooner had a convenient opportunity offered; no safe one has yet been had, I must therefore beg that you would send it up by the next post, in bank notes, as the conveyance will not be quick enough any other away; I have examined my accompts & find that the sum which you mentioned in your last will not be sufficient to bring them to a settlement, without an additional supply which I hope you will get from the gentleman who has cashe for that purpose. Sir should you not send it by the post I shall be detained as I cannot go without it which will oblige your most affectionate

John Moore.

P. S. I see no inconvenience that will arise from your drawing more cashe than you mentioned in your Letter as my father will settle it with Mr. Dunbar in Fredericksburg.

RC (DLC). Addressed by Moore and franked. Docketed by JM, who also noted at the bottom of the letter: “35 dolrs. sent in Bank Bills.”

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