James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Albert Gallatin, 21 December 1801 (Abstract)

§ From Albert Gallatin

21 December 1801, Treasury Department. Has just received a letter from Messrs. Bird, Savage, and Bird notifying him that “William Hustlers bill on Van Dyck & Givens for £1000 Sterling—remitted by this Department to the said Bankers in August last, on account of the Treaties with the Mediterranean powers, had been noted for Non-Acceptance.” Points out that “it is very common for bills under similar circumstances, to be paid at Maturity” but informs JM so that he can “guard against any inconvenience, which might result.”

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