James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Israel Whelen, 16 April 1801

From Israel Whelen

Philadelphia 16 April 1801


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 10t. Inst.1 Mess[r]s. Pettit & Bayard2 had sold a part of the Bills; what they had remaining I purchased agreeably to your instructions, I am not acquainted with the first indorsers but Mr. Bell3 is a person of undoubted Credit, I have enclosed the first & Second setts with an account stating the amount which you will be pleased to direct to be remitted to me to pay for them, the third & fourth sets with letters of advice shall be forwarded by a succeding mail. I was inform’d the Bank of the United States had given the same price for Bills on Amsterdam and that it was not probable they would be lower. I have the honor to be &c

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