James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Albert Gallatin, 25 April 1804

To Albert Gallatin

Department of State April 25th. 1804


Be pleased to issue your Warrant on the appropriation for Contingent expences of the Department of State, for Three hundred dollars in favor of Christopher S. Thom: he to be charged & held accountable for the same. I am &c.

James Madison

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). JM similarly requested Gallatin to issue warrants for expenses incurred for Barbary affairs, the diplomatic fund, the civil government of Louisiana, relief of distressed seamen, and State Department contingencies, for which the amounts ranged from $222.88 to $20,000. The requests omitted from this volume—available on National Archives microfilm M-40—are dated 28 Apr., 8 and 14 May, 1, 9, 14, and 22 June, and 7, 11, 13, 20, and 24 July 1804.

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