James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Norris, 13 June 1803

From John Norris

Salem, June 13, 1803.

Dear Sir,

I receiv’d your esteemed favour of the 2d. Inst. and note the Contents. Inclosed you have a Copy of the1 Letter of Attorney & Assignment, from Capt. Ingersoll to me—The Original being sent on to Cadiz. On my transmitting to you the Assignment from Capt. Ingersoll, you observe, that you will direct the amount to be paid to my order. I should take it kind, if proper, that you would give me an order on our Collector here.

It appears by Mr. Young’s statement,2 that he received the money for the Award 6th. Decr. 1799. and then held it subject to the orders of our Government, this being the case, and the money actually applied for the use of our Government, as Mr. Young says in his Letter, “already mortgaged for current expences,” which his accounts, he observed will manifest, I am of opinion, that it will be but just and right that I should be allowed Interest—I leave it with you, after you have perused the papers to adjust the business in such a manner, as you may think proper, and right. I am, with great respect, Your Obedt. Servt.

Jno. Norris

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