James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Richard Harrison, 28 December 1803 (Abstract)

§ From Richard Harrison

28 December 1803. Informs JM that the accounts of Joseph Fenwick, former consul at Bordeaux, totaling over $10,000, are at the treasury1 but that “a want of time prevents their immediate adjustment.” “Mr. Mason, who is empowered to receive whatever balance may be found due, being desirous of a present advance, it is presumed there will be no risk or impropriety in letting [him] have to the Amount of four or five Thousa⟨nd⟩ Dollars on Account.”2

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