James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Robert Patton, 9 May 1811 (Abstract)

§ From Robert Patton

9 May 1811, Philadelphia. Has purchased the gray horse as JM requested “& will send him forward by Wm. D H Jones, Nephew to Mr. Chester Bailey of this City.” The horse is “perfectly gentle, & well broke,” and Mrs. Madison “may place great confidence in him.” Encloses a receipt and advises JM that he can obtain a draft, when convenient, from either the Union Bank of Georgetown or the Washington bank on the Farmers and Mechanics’ Bank in Philadelphia. Requests JM to pay $20 to the young man who will deliver the horse.

RC and enclosure (DLC). RC 1 p. Docketed by JM. Endorsed by William D. H. Jones, “recd. twenty dollars.” Enclosure (1 p.) is a receipt, dated 4 May 1811, from Samuel Paul to Robert Patton for $130 “in full for a large Grey horse seven years old … & well boroke [sic] to harnass.”

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