James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Whann, 15 December 1818

From William Whann

Bank of Columbia Decemr. 15th 1818


I have recd. by the mail of this day a check drawn by James Monroe on this Bank for 1.200 Dolls. which, according to the endorsement I have placed to your credit in this Bank.1 Very Respectfully I have the Honor to be Sir Your Obt Sert

Willm. Whann Cash.2

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1This sum was probably in payment for wine; see Monroe to JM, 13 Feb., and JM to Monroe, 18 Feb. 1818.

2William Whann (d. 1822) was cashier of the Bank of Columbia in Georgetown, D.C., for over twenty years (Daily National Intelligencer, 11 Mar. 1822).

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