James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Willis, 20 November 1804

From William Willis

New Bedford Novr the 20th 1804

Respected Sir,

I have duly Rec’d your letter of the 23d of October written by your direction by Mr Brent1 informing me that the Treasurer of the United States would remit me a draft on Boston for the Ballance due me of two hundred fourteen dollars & Eighty one cents. I have accordingly Received a draft for this amount from the Treasurer of the United States and return you my Very sincere thanks for the trouble you have taken in this business. I have the Honor to be Sir With Respectfull Esteem Your Hble Servt

WM Willis

N B My having been counterfeited and several stamps having been made by Sharpers to counterfeit my former Signature Willm Willis, I have adopted the above.

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Barcelona, vol. 1). Docketed by Wagner.

1For Daniel Brent’s 23 Oct. letter to Willis, see Willis to Brent, 11 Oct. 1804.

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