From Robert Taylor
Oct 30th. 1809.
Yours inclosing a fifty dollar bill1 was duly received and according to direction $47.59 were paid to Mr. Purdy a receipt for which is now inclosed to you—the residue shall be paid to your brother upon the first opportunity. Yrs afftely
RC (DLC). Enclosure not found.
1. Letter not found.
2. Robert Taylor (1763–1845) was an Orange County resident and JM’s second cousin. He corresponded with JM occasionally throughout his life (PJM description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (1st ser., vols. 1-10, Chicago, 1962-77, vols. 11-17, Charlottesville, Va., 1977-91). description ends , 15:52 n. 3).