James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Carter B. Harrison, 9 November 1798

From Carter B. Harrison

Cabin Point Novbr 9th 1798

Dear Sir,

I have lately seen in a Richmond paper Zakh Burnleys advertisement of 1600 acres of Land in your County seven miles above the Court house.1 I am disposed to become a purchaser of some good Land in that part of the State. Can I get the favor of you to let me know the price & your opinion of its real value? If you think the purchase adviseable I will if possible see it on my way to Philada. Please direct to me at this Place & as soon as convenient to your self. Make my best respects to Mrs Madison & believe me your friend & hble sert.

Carter B Harrison2

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1Zachariah Burnley’s advertisement for the sale of a plantation in Orange County was also published in the Fredericksburg Va. Herald, 12 Oct. 1798.

2Carter Bassett Harrison (d. 1808), born in Charles City County, Virginia, was the son of former Virginia governor Benjamin Harrison and the brother of future U.S. president William Henry Harrison. He served with JM in the Virginia House of Delegates, 1784–86, and then sat in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1793–99 (Richmond Enquirer, 19 Apr. 1808).

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