James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Richard Harrison (Abstract), 25 March 1805

§ To Richard Harrison

25 March 1805, Department of State. “In answer to the questions you have put, respecting Mr. Savage’s accounts, I have the honor to observe;

“1st.   That the charges for Stationery are inadmissible, but those for Office rent may be allowed, if moderate & sufficiently vouched; and

“2nd.   That it has not been unus[u]al to pass small charges in such accounts, upon the deposition of the claimant, where they appear reasonable.”

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

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