James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Hubbard Taylor, 20 April 1805

From Hubbard Taylor

Caroline 20th. April 1805

Dear Sir

Herewith you will receve an Acct. of the disbursement of the Money long ago deposited in my hands for your Land purposes.1 I called at your house on my way in & saw Mr. Willis, & he has paid me some Money for the future, demands of his Intrest, to the lands in right of Mrs. Willis. I wish to be informed if any agremt. has taken place between your & your Neice, & what is the proportion you now hold, & if it is assertained & to be authorised if you wish it to enter each proporti[o]n in the name of the owner. You’l observe there is 3/10 due you on the acct. which will be applied to ward the last years taxs which is now due, Any Money your may think proper to remit for the future Tax’s & the ballance now due, can be forwarded by my brother James.

I have seen Majr. Wm. Madison and expect he will meet me, at the F[r]edericksburg district Court, on the subject of your joint business on which subject suppose he has written you.

I had intended to make it convenient for to have seen you at the federal City but believe it will be out of my power, which I much regret but I can assure you that I shall always feel a pleasure in rendering you any services in my power—with respect to Mrs. Madison I am with great esteem Yrs sincerly

H. Taylor

RC and enclosure (DLC). Cover sheet marked “Majr. J. Taylor.” For enclosure, see n. 1.

1The enclosure (1 p.) is Taylor’s account with JM, which includes charges for surveying and patenting lands in the name of Ambrose Madison on Panther Creek and the Green River in Kentucky, and for land taxes totaling £11.6.2, showing 3s. 10d. as the balance due JM from £12 received through John Brown in August 1796. For Brown’s delivery of the funds, see Taylor to JM, 14 Nov. 1796, PJM, description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (1st ser., vols. 1–10, Chicago, 1962–77; vols. 11–17, Charlottesville, Va., 1977–91). description ends 16:412.

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