James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Newton, 16 August 1806

Collrs. Office 16 Augst. 1806

Sir.

I have this day sold 12 bars. of the rice agreeable to yr. directions and obtaind five dollars & 65 for it. Be pleased to direct what shall be done with the remainder as no opportunity offerd in time to carry it to Boston. Not having an invoice I will thank you ⟨to⟩ have one sent (a Copy) as I was obliged to weigh what was sold & allow 10 P Ct. for tare I am with the greatest respect yr. obt Servt.

Thos Newton Collr

Invoice of 12 Casks Rice Sold Thos. & Wm. Armistead belonging to the U States

IM N 1-- 686   N 14-- 700
4-- 710 16-- 660
6-- 670 18. 718
8-- 700 19 690
10-- 732 21-- 710
12. 728 22-- 710
4226 6 cask 4188 } 8414
4226
10 PCt. deducted for tare 841
⟨   ⟩ 573 @ 5 $370 in 65

I apprehend the weavil will get into the rice if it lies much longer.

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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