James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Albert Gallatin, 5 November 1801 (Abstract)

§ From Albert Gallatin

5 November 1801. Relays his and the comptroller’s opinion that if a lawsuit were instituted against Richard Cooper to recover moneys he received, no jury would give a verdict for the government. Recommends directing Cooper to sell the stores purchased before he received Lincoln’s letter and to “send his account then properly stated & supported by vouchers.” Asks JM to reexamine enclosed papers and to communicate his decision.

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