James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Neilson, 20 February 1803 (Abstract)

§ From William Neilson

20 February 1803, New York. “We transmitted our friend Elias Backman Esqr the state of his Acct. render’d us & he relents [sic] that his services have not been properly estimated by this Government otherwise the small pittance of £150. Sg to reimburse his Charges to & from Stockholm, would not have been withheld from him.1 He wishes to know to whom the Secretary of the Treasury paid $105:78 on 17th Sepr 1801, for none of his friends have acknowledged the receipt of any such sum.”

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