James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Richard Terrell, 24 September 1799

From Richard Terrell

Albemarle 24th. September 1799.

Dr. Sir

Not hearing from you at the District Court respecting the Bills in Chancery I delivered from my Neighbours Colo. Taylor & Mjr. Croghan, have sent the Bearer to bring any commands you may favor them with by me.1 I think I mentioned to you the wish of Colo. Taylor for you to correct any impropriety in the Bills & return them with the Answers, as from that circumstance they have not yet been filed. He trusts in your knowledge & friendship to bring this business to a correct & speedy conclusion, least accidents similar to those, that have already happened, may retard & render it more difficult. I shall esteem myself happy to be instrumental in rendering service to Colo. Taylor. I expect to set out in three days to Kentucky & will gladly bear any commands you may have thither I am Dr. Sir respectfully Yrs.

Richd. Terrell2

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1Bills in chancery not found, but see Affidavit on Kentucky Lands, 25 Sept. 1799.

2Richard Terrell, originally from Louisa County, Virginia, moved to Kentucky with his wife, Lucy Carr Terrell, in 1793 (Martha Jefferson Randolph to Jefferson, 27 Feb. 1793, Betts and Bear, Family Letters of Jefferson, p. 112).

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