James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Dawson, 8 May 1798

From John Dawson

Philadelphia May 8. 1798

Dear Sir

Mrs. Madison’s letter has been deliverd, & I have paid Bache ten dollars agreeably to your request, & enclose you his reciept.

On yesterday we limited the land tax to one year, which I do expect will defeat the provisional army bill now under discussion—it is now discoverd, that the eastern members, who so readily run into heavy expences, are alarmd when the[y] come to make provision for the payment.

We have nothing late from Europe. Yrs. with much esteem

J Dawson.

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM. Enclosure not found.

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