James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Stephen Moylan, 10 May 1803

From Stephen Moylan

Philadelphia May 10th. 1803


Late Storms1 have made sad inroads on the aged building I now occupy,2 the fence round the flat over the Kitchen is carried away with the spout wich conveyed the rain water, from the building, and on Sunday morning last 4 out of 8 of Lombardy poplars, I had last spring twelvmonth planted about the house were by the weight of snow broke down, as I planted the trees for my own convenience to shade the office, I made no charge, but the flat must be inclosed anew and the Spout restored, otherwise the rain will inevitably ruin the walls, I am sorry Sir I have not a pleasanter subject at present to expatiate on but you may assure yourself I will have the repairs made at as small expence as possible and that I am Sir your obedient servant

Stephen Moylan

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