James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Samuel H Eakin, 15 November 1806

NewYork Novemr. 15th: 1806

Note of Expences attending Two cases china recd. from Nantes pr Ship Richard Cap Rogers for a/ c of James Madison Esqr. Secretary of State Washington City


Novemr. 15 To freight from Nantes as pr Bill of lading $ 15: 45
" Carting from Vessel to the store "  37 1/2
" Duties on the amt:
£3125.12.5 ⟨Tons⟩ cost
158. 5.8 deduction for commission & baleing
£2967: 6:9 @ 18 1/2 is $548.89
10 p Ct. advalorum  54:88
$603.77 @ 17 1/2 %pr%Cent Ct: 105. 65
Permit & ca: 40.
Storage & storing 50.
carting from Store to the vessel for Washington 25
$ 122. 62 1/ 2

Novemr. 22. 1806


I have recd. the letter you did me the honor to address me under date of 17th. in. and in consequence of your instructions I have this day ship’d your two cases china on board the Schooner Rebecca, Cap Tyler for Alexandria & Georgetown, and hope they will get safe to hand. The Expences incurr’d thereon since under my charge, amount as pr Note on the other side to $122:62 1/ 2 for which Sum I have given an order on you favor my Brother James Eakin now in your city

Inclosed you will find Invo. and Bill of Lading for the same. I have included in the latter a case of same articles for Gen. J. Mason of Georgetown, and to whom I give advice.

I shall be very glad to hear of their safe arrival & if you wish to transmit any dispatches to Mr. Skipwith will be proud to forward them by a ship sailing for Nantes in eight or ten days. I have the honor to be very respectfully Sir your very ob Servt.

Saml. H. Eakin


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