To James Madison, Sr.
Phila. June 6. 1794.
I recd. yours of the 26 Ult: on the subject of the bill of exchange, and at the same time a draught from Mr. Triplet1 for 200 dollars on a house here which has accepted it. I have not yet fixt on a Forte Piano but have several in my eye; and will make a choice as soon as I can satisfy myself, and will have it forwarded it [sic] as soon as an opportunity offers. The adjournment is put off till monday next. I shall set out in a few days thereafter, in company with Col: Monroe who is to embark at Baltimore for France. If I could fix the time, I should be glad to have a conveyance provided for me from Fredg; but that cannot yet be done. I wish however you could keep horses ready to be sent down in case previous notice should get to your hand. If the little chair is not unfit for use I would prefer that mode. I shall have a servant with me. I refer to the inclosed papers for several articles of foreign information. Yr. Affe. Son
Js. Madison Jr
RC (DLC). Addressed by JM.
1. Probably the Fredericksburg merchant William Triplett (Rutland, Papers of George Mason, 1:ciii; Crozier, Virginia County Records: Spotsylvania County, p. 381).