James Madison Papers

From James Madison to William Short, 21 October 1802

To William Short

Department of State October 21st. 1802.

The Secretary of state presents his compliments to Mr. Short, and informs him, in answer to his note of the 19th. Inst.1 that the vouchers to which he alludes are already at the Auditors Office, and that this Department will cheerfully do all that is in its power, towards the putting of Mr. Shorts accounts into a train of settlement.2

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