James Madison Papers

Robert Taylor to James Madison, 8 February 1825

February 8th 1825

Dear Sir

I was prevented by hurting my foot from being at last Madison court. I wrote however to Harrison and invited him at the request of Mr. Y. Cowherd to be at our court in this month. I had intended to have pumped Mr. Cowherd in relation to what I wrote you, Harrison told me–but he anticipated me and volunteerd the information that you would be obliged to pay the whole. I asked him if he meant the interest as well as principal without deduction for malconduct, he answered yes. And further said that the whole of Harrison’s bond to him would be settled in that business, meaning as I understood him that he would let you have the whole for that purpose. I thought it well to communicate this to you, that you might have time to reflect and make up your min<d> upon the subject by that time. I am yrs most resptfully

Robert Taylor


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