James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Samuel Smith, 4 April 1815

Washington, April 4. 1815


In compliance with your desire I have apprised Mr. Joseph Dougherty of your determination to engage him to superintend the transportation of Mr. Jefferson’s Library at a daily compensation of four dollars. You will perceive, by the enclosed letter, that he considers this allowance much too ⟨low⟩. Six dollars, he thinks, will not more than cover his expences & leave him a reasonable remuneration. I respectfully submit this proposition to your consideration, being with very great & sincere respect. Yo. ob. St.

S H Smith

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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