James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Cato West, 26 December 1803 (Abstract)

§ From Cato West

26 December 1803, Washington, Mississippi Territory. “The administration of this Govt. having devolv’d on me (the Govr. being absent) has oblig’d me to employ a Clerk at 40 Ds. pr. Month & I presum[e] to hope that I may be allow’d for this expense indeed have no doubt, when it is recollected that I am bound to perform the double duties of Govr. & Secy., without any increase of Sallary. But I request that you will be pleas’d to write me upon this subject as soon as may be convet.”1

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