James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Albert Gallatin (Abstract), 7 February 1805

§ To Albert Gallatin

7 February 1805, Department of State. “I request you to be pleased to issue a warrant for one hundred and twenty dollars, on the appropriation for the contingent expenses of the Mississippi Territory in favor of James Davidson assignee of the enclosed bill of exchange [not found] drawn for the same sum by Cato West Esqr. Acting Governor of that Territory, upon me dated 1st. October 1804. Mr. West to be charged with the same on the Treasury Books.”1

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 1 p.

1On 3 and 11 May 1805, JM also wrote Gallatin requesting warrants “on the contingent fund of the Mississippi Territory,” for $120 and $165.37, drawn on 3 Jan. and 14 Feb. 1805, respectively, by Cato West, then acting as governor of the territory (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14).

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