James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Swann, 12 October 1804 (Abstract)

§ From Thomas Swann

12 October 1804, Alexandria. “The Cashier of the Bank of Alexandria has calld on me for $478.85. due from Mr. Monroe for discounts and curtailments of his Bank debt—would it be in your power to apply any part of his Salary to the discharge of this sum?1 Judge Jones mentiond to me that you would probably make the application but if not he promisd to endeavour to raise the money in some other way. I shall be from home for a fortnight, If it should be in your power to afford the assistance, be so obliging as to write to Mr. Deblois on the subject.”

RC (DLC). 1 p. Addressee not indicated; assigned here on the basis of internal evidence.

1For JM’s involvement in James Monroe’s bank loans, see Monroe to JM, 7 Mar. 1803, Joseph Jones to JM, 26 Nov. 1803, and Swann to JM, 6 May 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 , 4:396–97 and n. 2, 6:101–2 and n. 1, 7:168–69.

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