James Madison Papers

James Madison to Nicholas P. Trist, 5 November 1827

Montpellier Novr. 5. 1827

Dear Sir

I have just recd. from Mr King the enclosed letter with an account of the fund placed by Mr. Jefferson under the controul of his father. From this it appears, that on the 24th. of June 1826. a balance remained in the hands of the Barings of £906.18.4. Sterling. Whether the fund has been further reduced by subsequent drafts may perhaps be gathered from the Invoices & information arrived with the Philosophical apparatus at the University. Be so good as to make enquiry; letting me know at the same time the precise wishes of Docr. Dunglison as to the wants of his department, to which the balance, whatever it be, is made applicable in France. Should you fall in with Genl. Cocke, give him a sight of this communication. Affece. respects

James Madison

RC (DLC: Nicholas P. Trist Papers); draft (DLC).

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