James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Richard Harrison, 3 January 1806

Treasury Department. Auditors Office Jany. 3 1806


I have the honor to enclose an acct. presented at this Office by Fulwar Skipwith Esq as Agent to the Board of Commissioners established under the Convention with France of the 30th. April 1803. It is submitted to you with a view of obtaining information respecting both the time he acted in this capacity, and the Rate of Salary to which he is entitled.

He further claims during 4 ¼ years, an allowance of 250 Doll⟨ars⟩ per sign Ann. for Portage, & 50 Dollr. per sign Ann for Stationery.Also 50 Dollars for Consular Seals. As you are best acquainted with the nature & extent of Mr. Skipwiths duties, you can best judge of the reasonableness & admissibility of these claims, & will be pleased to instruct me accordingly. None of them are vouched. I have the honor to be, with great Respect, Sir Yr. obed hble Servt

R. Harrison

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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