James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Joseph Wheaton, [ca. 30] October 1821

To Joseph Wheaton

Montpr. [ca. 30] Ocr. 1821

Dear Sir

I have recd. yours of the 20th. instant. You will be sensible that I cd. not know sufficiently the value of the particular extra services rendered by you during the late war, to decide on the amount of compensation equitably due for them. I can therefore only mention to the gentlemen you have named, my general impression of the zeal & activity with which you promoted the public service as far as was in your power; and this I shall do, if not disappd. of an opportunity, with pleasure and with a sincere wish that you may succeed in establishing satisfactorily every just claim you may have on the public.

Draft (DLC). Day of month not indicated; conjectural day assigned based on Wheaton to JM, 20 Oct. 1821.

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