James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Robert Patton, 6 December 1810 (Abstract)

§ From Robert Patton1

6 December 1810, Fredericksburg. Has received JM’s card advising of his draft in favor of Mr. Stone for $388.85, and the amount has been paid. Forwards him $502.50, the balance remaining per the annexed memorandum. “This remmittance has been delayed a day or two that I might Avail myself of the Opportunity of the bearer Mr Maury going to the City.”

RC (DLC). 1 p. A statement at the foot of the page shows a balance of £267 8s. 1½d. (including £4 4s. for two barrels of flour credited to JM’s brother by mistake). JM’s draft in favor of Stone was for £116 13s. 1½d., leaving a cash balance of £150 15s., or $502.50.

1Robert Patton was a Scottish-born merchant in Fredericksburg (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 , 14:273 n. 3).

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