James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Eve, 27 February 1797

From William Eve

Madison 27. Feby. 1797

Dear Sir

I hope you will pardon the liberty I now take in begging your attention to the inclosd. power Atto. when you reflect that the smallness of the Sum to be recd., would not be a sufficient inducement for me to be at the expence of a Journey to Philada. on that business only. I hope therefore you will be so very obliging as to call at the Treasury of the United States, and receive the Interest due Mr. James Beazley1 of Orange County. The Certificates have been Transferd. at Richmond; and Mr. Robt. Pollard (who did the business) informs me the Inrt. due is to be drawn at Philad., his Memmo. you will receive herewith; please inclose the Amot. in Bank Notes to Mr. William Lovell Merchant Fredg. who will apply it to my benefit. I am your mo. Obt. Hble. Servt.

William Eve2

RC (NN). Enclosures not found.

1James Beazley (1739–1803) served throughout the Revolution in Capt. Francis Taylor’s Orange County company in the Virginia line (DAR Patriot Index description begins National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Patriot Index (Washington, 1966). description ends , p. 47; Thomas, Patriots of the Upcountry, pp. 40, 46, 48).

2William Eve was a resident of Madison County and later served on a Republican corresponding committee during the election of 1800 (CVSP description begins William P. Palmer et al., eds., Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts (11 vols.; Richmond, 1875–93). description ends , 9:79, 82).

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