Washington City. 8th. August 1816
The President and Directors of the Potomack Steam Boat Company declared a dividend of ten dollars on each share ⟨of⟩ stock in said company, up to June 30th. 1816. I have the honour to here inclose fifty dollars, being the amount of your dividend on five shares of said stock, in a bill of the State Bank of North-Carolina. I should have made the remittance earlier if I could have obtained other than the depreciated money of this District. will you favour me with your receipt. I have Sir the honour to be Your most Obedt. servant
DLC: Papers of James Madison.