James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Vincent Gray, 24 July 1803

From Vincent Gray, 24 July 1803

Havana 24th. July 1803.


Having received a letter from a Mrs. Mary Elam relative to her son, and not knowing her place of residence, the letter being dated “Virginia 19th. Jany. 1803” I take leave ⟨to⟩ enclose it to your Department; and flatter my self ⟨th⟩at you will from the nature thereof, Cause it to be forwarded.

The persons to whose care I have directed it, have ⟨g⟩iven a Certificate relative to Rd. Elam, a copy of which ⟨y⟩ou have at foot. I am Sir, very respectfully Your mo. Ob. Servt.

Vincent Gray

We the Subscribers do certify that Richard Elam was born ⟨in⟩ the County of Chesterfield State of Virginia


R. M. Gilliam,

John Woodward

W Smith.

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