James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Philip Filicchy, 8 June 1801

From Philip Filicchy, 8 June 1801

Leghorn 8. June 1801.

Sir Your Excellency

I have the honor to enclose to your Excellency the ⟨co⟩py of my last respects of the 14. February 1799. & am in hopes that you will do me the favor to answer it.

Mr. Cathalan the French Vice Consul at Marseilles ⟨h⟩aving credited me for the expences incurred for Capn. Smith, & his ⟨cr⟩ew I have no farther claim on the United States for this object.

My expences for the relief of distressed American ⟨Se⟩amen in the last two years I served the United States as ⟨t⟩heir Consul may amount to about Three hundred Dollars. ⟨I⟩ have maintened a great many at the Hospital. I have not Kept ⟨al⟩ways a correct Account of these supplies, & therefore I mention ⟨a⟩ circa Sum such as in my conscience I believe to be the true ⟨o⟩ne. I have taken the liberty to draw on the Treasure for the ⟨sa⟩me in favor of Robert Trueman Junr. Esqr. & beg your Excellency ⟨to⟩ give the necessary orders for the payment. I have the honor to be most Respectfully Your Excellency’s Most humle obt. Servant

Philip Filicchy

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