James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Lee (Abstract), 12 May 1805

§ From William Lee

12 May 1805, Bordeaux. “I think it my duty to inform you that the affairs of my late house of Perrot & Lee, were this day terminated by a judgment, of the Court of Commerce, confirming the arrangement I had made with the Creditors, of that concern, and giving me a discharge, agreeably to the laws of this Country. I hope by industry and economy soon to repair the evils I have suffered by the dishonourable conduct of a partner during a tedious illness which prevented my attending to business for seventeen months.”1

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Bordeaux, vol. 2). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner.

1For the bankruptcy of Perrot and Lee, see Lee to JM, 20 Apr. and 20 Dec. 1804, PJM-SS, description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (9 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends 7:92, 8:412.

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