James Madison Papers

To James Madison from the Right Reverend James Madison, 14 November 1803

From the Right Reverend James Madison

Novr. 14h. 1803. Wmsburg

My dear Sir

I recd. your Favour inclosing a Bond for more than is due to me.1 As John2 will be on his Way to Baltimore, in a few Days, I shall desire him to call upon you, & deliver a Letter, inclosing the late Bond. If you will pay Int. you must settle it as to prCt.

Your former Bond is inclosed.3

No Person from Gloster has yet called upon me. I think if he were advertized that the Money was ready for him, he would not be so indifferent.

If you have any particular Information relative to the Pretensions of Maryland to a Part of Virginia, I would thank you for a Communication upon that Subject.4 It is too well Known to you to require that I should be more explicit. Mr Taylor, Mr. Venable & myself are appointed to examine into the Grounds of those Pretensions & to report to the next Assembly.5 The only important Documents which I can find, as Data to reason upon, are the Charter of Virga., the Grant to Ld. B. & the Decision of the King of G. B. in the Contest between Ld. Fairfax & the Crown.6

Mr. Jefferson has favoured me with some very just Ideas.7 Should a spare Moment occur, it wd. give me great Satisfaction to hear from you, upon that Subject. Yrs. very sincerely & Affte

J Madison

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