James Madison Papers

James Madison to W. S. Nicholls, 12 February 1828

Feby. 12. 1828

Dr. Sir

I have recd. yours of the 7th. on the subject of the balance due on my note in your hands. I am very sensible of the kind indulgence already experienced, & particularly of the further proof of it contained in your letter; of which I wish it were not convenient for me to avail myself. I was not unaware that the debt had not been entirely discharged, and had counted on several sources for the means of making the finall remittance, one of which I thought could not well fail me. Small as the amount is, all of them have however, thus far disappointed me, in part perhaps without excuse, but principally from circumstances peculiar to the times. The most I can do at present is to make some reduction of the debt by the inclosed draft * on Mr. Wm. Allen of Fredg. who will promptly honor it, and to hope that it may not be long before some one of my Creditors will enable me to cease in this case to be a debtor. With friendly respects

draft for $140

Draft (DLC).

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