James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Albert Gallatin, [29 May] 1801

From Albert Gallatin

Friday morning. [29 May 1801]

Scott’s (now Marshall) commission dated 23d March last.

Randolph’s letter dated 17th May encloses his account.1

The fine is credited in his account currt of 4th March—Quere When did Callendar pay it?

By his (Randolph’s acct) he owes U. S. Drs. 1661 72/100—by Treasy. Drs. 856 more

Pardon is dated 16th March

Atty. general’s opinion (as Secy. of State) dated 20th April

Quere Has Randolph assigned any reason for not refunding the money since his letter of 25th March?2
Has he answered the letter of 20th April?3
Has Callendar made since that time personal application?
Note Randolph says in his letter of 25th. March that “he will resort to the proper authority to decide the questionable point[”] &a. And it is reported that he has laid the case before the Circuit Court at Richmond who have decided that the fine being paid could not be remitted.

Dr. Sir

As soon as you send me the attested copy of the pardon for which I wrote you yesterday, I will write to the Comptroller and he will proceed accordingly.4 Your’s

Albert Gallatin

I have written above some memoranda on the subject.

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