James Madison Papers

From James Madison to William S. Stone, 26 August 1818

To William S. Stone

Montpellier Aug 26. 1818

Dear Sir

Capt. Walker1 with whom Eddins was in Treaty for my Wheat having signified yesterday his acceptance of the terms proposed to him, viz nine shillings per bushel delivered at his Mill, a concurrence in your memorandum for a bargain is of course precluded.

Be so good as to procure or reserve for me about twenty five tons of best Plaster, which we shall soon be able to begin waggoning up. Friendly respects

James Madison

RC (MBBS); FC (ICHi). FC is in John Payne Todd’s hand, signed by JM.

1This was probably John Walker, co-owner and operator of the former Madison mill at Barnett’s Ford in Madison County, Virginia, on the Rapidan River (Vi: Madison County, Virginia, Deed Book, 7:82 [microfilm ed.], reel 3; Fredericksburg Virginia Herald, 16 Sept. 1818).

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