James Madison Papers

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

To Albert Gallatin, 1 November 1805 (Abstract)

§ To Albert Gallatin. 1 November 1805, Department of State. “I have the honor to request that in virtue of the power of Attorney of Tobias Lear Esqr., enclosed in my letter to you of the 5th. Septr. 1803 [not found], there may be remitted to George Long,1 of Portsmouth N.H. five hundred dollars, from the appropriations for Barbary Intercourse. Mr. Lear to be charged with the same and held accountable.”

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 15). 1 p.

1George Long was the half brother of Lear’s first wife, Mary (Polly) Long, who died in the Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic of 1793. When Lear left for Algiers, he left George Long in charge of financial arrangements for the support of his son, Benjamin Lincoln Lear, and his mother, Mary Stillson Lear (Brighton, The Checkered Career of Tobias Lear, 91, 114–15, 285, 367, 368).

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