James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Sylvanus Bourne, 10 March 1808

Amsterdam Consulate March 10 1807


Capt: Nathl. ⟨Harvey⟩ of the Ship Eliza of Baltimore Joseph Street & others owners died here on the 7 Novr. last & not having prior to his decease appointed any one to take charge of his effects I esteemed it to be my duty to attend thereto agreeably to the Law of the UStates in such cases. I herewith transmit my accounts with said Estate that you may take Steps as the Law provides for ascertaining to whom the property left of right belongs & to those who exhibit your Certificate to that effect I stand ready to pay the Balance due & to deliver the effects I have on hand agreeably to the Schedule on the back of the A/ c. I have the honor to be With great respect Yr Ob Serv

S Bourne

DNA: RG 59--CD--Consular Despatches, Amsterdam.

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