James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John R. Triplett, 26 May 1821

From John R. Triplett

Norfolk 26 May. 1821.

Dear Sir

I received a few days Since the enclosed Invoice, from Messrs. Maury & Latham, and have since recd. the Salt & forwarded the Same to Messrs. Mackay & Campbell of Fredericksburg. I also sent to them the acct of charges duty &c. paid on it here. I shall feel great pleasure at all times, if by being located here, I can be made serviceable to you, and hope you will, whenever your convenience can be promoted by it, put my services in requisition.

Mr Stone & family are here & well. Very Respectfully I am Yr. Obt St.

John R. Triplett1

RC and enclosure (DLC). RC docketed by JM. The enclosure (1 p.; docketed by JM: “Maury & Latham Invoice of Salt”), dated 22 Mar. 1821, is an invoice for ten sacks of “fine stove salt,” valued at £2 17s 7d, including freight, duty, and commission.

1John Richards Triplett (1785–1843), a Norfolk merchant, married Louisa Richards Stone, the daughter of William S. Stone. By 1829 he had moved his business to Richmond, where he was also agent of the Farmers Fire Ensurance and Loan Company of New-York (Joanne L. Gatewood, ed., “Richmond During the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829–1830 …,” VMHB description begins Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. description ends 84 [1976]: 296 n. 44; American Beacon and Norfolk & Portsmouth Daily Advertiser, 8 June 1819; Richmond Enquirer, 10 Dec. 1829).

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