James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Israel Whelen, 22 February 1802

From Israel Whelen

Philadelphia February 22d. 1802


General Stevens of New York called on me on Friday evening on his way to Washington and informed me that Messrs. Stewart & Co, had received the Certificate of our Consul at Tunis, of the delivery of the Cargo of the Grand Turk at that Port, and that a draft would probably be presented the ensuing day for the Freight yet due. I have to day received a letter from Mr. Gordon (on Genl. Stevens’ behalf) stating that Messrs. Stewart & Co. were urgent for payment at a shorter period than usual (fifteen days) but as the draft has not made its appearance I cannot state the precise amount, but presume it is about seven thousand dollars: I therefore respectfully request you will be pleased to direct that sum to be remmitted to me on the above Account. I am very respectfully Sir your obedient Servt.

Israel Whelen

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