James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Albert Gallatin (Abstract), 1 February 1805

§ To Albert Gallatin

1 February 1805, Department of State. “I request you to be pleased to issue a warrant for three hundred dollars on the appropriation for the contingent expenses of the Indiana Territory in favor of Wm. Whann,1 the holder of the enclosed bill drawn upon me by W. H. Harrison on the 14th. of Decr. last for the same sum: Govr. Harrison to be charged with the same & held accountable.”

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 2 pp.

1William Whann (d. 1822), a wealthy resident of Georgetown, D.C., and trustee of the Georgetown Presbyterian Church, was also cashier of the Bank of Columbia (S. Somervell Mackall, Early Days of Washington [1899; reprint, Charlestown, Mass., 2002], 77–78, 81–82, 112; Daily National Intelligencer, 11 Mar. 1822).

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