From William F. Gray
Fredbg June 6. 1821
I take the liberty of handing your acct. since the last settlement. Having a pressing occasion for money, if it be perfectly convenient to you—you would oblige me by remitting the amt. due—$46.37½.
W. F. Gray
|James Madison Esq.||To Wm: F. Gray Dr.|
|Mar. 13||For||1 Mosheims Ecclesiastical Hist.1||18.|
|Apl. 27||"||1 Quarterly Review No. 43||1.25|
|May 16||"||No. 64 Edinburgh Review||1.25|
|June 29||"||No. 65 Ditto Ditto||1.25|
|"||No. 44 Quarterly Ditto||1.25||2.50|
|Sept. 23||"||No. 66 Edinburgh Ditto||1.25|
|"||No. 45 Quarterly Ditto||1.25||2.50|
|Octo: 27||"||1 Abbott 2 Vols.2||1.75|
|Nov. 9||"||2 Horace Delphini3||3.||6.|
|"||6 qrs. Letter paper||.25||1.50|
|"||1 Bunch of Quills||.62½||8.12½|
|Decr. 13||"||No. 67 Edinburgh Review||1.25|
|31||"||Sub. to Analectic Mag. 18204||6.|
|Apl. 30||"||46 & 47 Quarterly Review||2.50|
|"||68 Edinburgh Do||1.25||3.75|
RC and enclosure (DLC). Fragment of cover, addressed by Gray to JM, and franked; docketed by JM. Below Gray’s signature on RC is JM’s note: “$40. sent by mail.”
1. John Lawrence Mosheim, An Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern, from the Birth of Christ, to the Beginning of the Present Century: In Which the Rise, Progress, and Variations of Church Power Are Considered in Their Connexion with the State of Learning and Philosophy, and the Political History of Europe during That Period (6 vols.; Philadelphia, 1797–98; Evans 32513, 34154). This is the first American edition.
2. Sir Walter Scott, The Abbot; Being the Sequel of The Monastery … (2 vols.; New York, 1820; Shoemaker 3132).
3. This was one of the many editions of the works of Horace, originally edited and expurgated for the use of the French dauphin, son of Louis XIV (John Devoe Belton, comp., A Literary Manual of Foreign Quotations; Ancient and Modern, With Illustrations from American and English Authors and Explanatory Notes [New York, 1891], 5).