30 November 1802, New York. Encloses a receipt from Capt. Charles Muir of the Mary for a box directed to JM from Leghorn.1 Has paid freight of $2 and duties and permit of $3.50 and asks JM to pay Robert Smith for Ludlow’s account.
RC and enclosure (DLC). RC 1 p. Enclosure (1 p.) is Muir’s receipt, dated 27 Nov. 1802, for a box received at New York which he promised to deliver to JM at Washington.
1. This was probably the marble bust of Washington that Thomas Appleton sent JM (Appleton to JM, 8 Sept. 1802, PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (4 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986—). description ends , 3:559).