James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Lowell, 4 August 1802 (Abstract)

§ From John Lowell

4 August 1802, Boston. “I am unacquainted with the forms which it is incumbent on me to pursue to obtain a ballance due to the Estate of my late lamented father.1 Perhaps the application should be to a different department, but knowing that my father had the honor of an acquaintance with you, I flattered myself that you would excuse any mistake I may make on this subject. I believe but am not certain that my father received his salary up to January last, & I now inclose an account to the time of his death.”2 Will be indebted to JM for informing him if “further powers or other measures” are necessary to collect “this small ballance.”

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