James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Tobias Lear, 10 December 1805 (Abstract)

From Tobias Lear, 10 December 1805 (Abstract)

§ From Tobias Lear. 10 December 1805, Algiers. “I have this day drawn on you a sett of Exchange for twelve thousand Dollars, at thirty days sight, to the Order of Messrs. Degen, Purviance and Co. being for Value received, on Account of the Department of State, for the service of the United States of America in their Barbary Affairs, which please to honor Accordingly.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Algiers, vol. 7, pt. 2); letterbook copy and letterbook copy of the 10 Dec. 1805 bill of exchange (owned by Stephen Decatur, Garden City, N.Y., 1961). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Lear; docketed by Wagner, with his note: “Accepted 16 April 1806 Payable at the Department of State.”

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