§ To Albert Gallatin
17 September 1804, Department of State. “The Comptroller of the Treasury having stated to me, that there is reason to believe that there will not be a diversity of opinion respecting a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars, being due to Dr. Edward Stevens on his accounts, on every item of which the Comptroller is not yet ready to decide,1 I request you to be pleased to cause a warrant for that sum to be issued on the appropriations for foreign intercourse in favor of Dr. Stevens, who is to be charged and held accountable for the same.”
Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 1 p.
1. See Gabriel Duvall to JM, 21 July 1804, PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (7 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 7:499–500. For Edward Stevens’s accounts, see JM to Thomas Jefferson, 20 Apr. 1804, ibid., 7:81–89, 90 n. 2.