James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Hugh Chisholm, 26 May 1811

From Hugh Chisholm

Montpelier May 26 1811


Some time ago I give Mr James Leitch1 a draft on you, for $200 without mentioning the thing to you, before, which I ought to have done, therefore I will thank you to pay it when you find it convenient. We are at this time ingage on the other wing we got it to the Serface of the ground, and will use Every Exersion to finish it with Speed the other wing I will finish against you come hare, I am yours with Estteem

Hugh Chisholm

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1James Leitch (d. 1829?) was a merchant and storeowner in Charlottesville, Virginia, with whom Jefferson had business dealings over many years (Betts, Jefferson’s Garden Book, pp. 460, 591; Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, pp. 82, 139, 253).

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