James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Willis, 5 June 1804 (Abstract)

§ From William Willis

5 June 1804, Boston. “Since mine of yesterday I have thought best to enclose you my accounts with the United States and a Bill of Exchange for the ballance which you will Oblige me by accepting and inclosing to me at this place, I trust my accounts are so small that they will meet with no objection I have been as frugall as Possible and this account includes all my charges in supporting my Consulate near five years, except you allow interest which I request you to inform me of.

“I am extremely in want of money so that you will Oblige me much by a compliance with my request.”

Adds in a postscript: “Should it not be agreeable to your mode to accept Bills of Exchange please to send me an Evidence of the Ballance in any mode most agreeable to you.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Barcelona, vol. 1). 2 pp.; docketed by Wagner. Enclosures not found.

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