James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Ambrose Madison, [ca. December 1786]

To Ambrose Madison

[ca. December 1786]

Dr. bror.

I send you by Mr. Winslow £63–16. in gold, a payment advanced by Mr. Broadhead.1 I have at command also the 200 dollrs. which I mentioned as to be paid the 2d. of this month, & which you may draw on me for. I refer to my letter to my father & to Mr. Winslow for news. Yrs affy.

Js. Mad⟨ison⟩ Jr

RC (owned by Jerry N. Showalter, Charlottesville, Va., 1985). Undated. Addressed by JM to Ambrose Madison at Orange, “Favd. by Mr. B. Winslow.” JM also wrote on the cover: “I have added £21–4. more to the sum within mentioned, which Mr. W. will also deliver. You may still draw for £30. on me.” Damaged by removal of seal. Conjectural date assigned by comparison with JM to Ambrose Madison, 8 Nov. 1786, and JM to James Madison, Sr., 12 Dec. 1786 (PJM description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (1 vol. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986—). description ends , 9:165 and n. 1, 205–6).

1Possibly Daniel Brodhead, Jr., who represented Jefferson County (in what later became Kentucky) in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1788 (Swem and Williams, Register description begins Earl G. Swem and John W. Williams, eds., A Register of the General Assembly of Virginia, 1776–1918, and of the Constitutional Conventions (Richmond, 1918). description ends , p. 28).

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