James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Ebenezer Stevens, 19 January 1804 (Abstract)

§ From Ebenezer Stevens

19 January 1804, New York. “I have the honor of handing you herewith the award Given in favor of Mr. Daniel Cotton, by Mr. Samuel Ward & Arch. Gracie,1 Arbitrators appointed for the purpose of naming the allowance, that Would be proper for him to receive, as additional freight on the knees. per. Anna Maria, The sum you will observe to be, by the Same is Twelve Hundred & Eighty eight dollars. Mr. Gracie was the gentleman appointed by me on the part of the United States. I observe’d to Mr. Cotton that You would probably give me authority to draw in his favor, on the purveyor, for Amt. of the Same, He had begged that I would solicit your early attention to the same.”

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