James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Beckley, 4 May 1795

From John Beckley

Monday Morning, 4th: May 1795. (Phila.)

Dear Sir,

I wrote you on this day week from New York, stating the causes which had induced a postponement of the settlement with Mr: Dohrman,1 until I could hear from you on the subject. I returned from New York on Friday evening and have been very unwell ever since, with the fever & Ague, occasioned by a cold caught in travelling, and I drop you this line merely to request as speedy an Answer to my former as possible. There is nothing new either here or at N York, but what the Newspapers contain; the president returned on Saturday. With my best respects to the ladies, I am, Dear Sir, Yrs.

J: Beckley.

The papers brought from N. Y. shall be forwarded the first opportunity. Shall write yo. fully as soon as I am able.

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1For a discussion of JM’s assistance to Arnold Henry Dohrman and Dohrman’s debt to Philip Mazzei, see PJM description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (1 vol. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984—). description ends , 2:34 n. 4.

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