James Madison Papers

James Madison to John S. Barbour, 15 March 1830

Mont: Mar. 15. 1830

Dr. Sir

I recd a few days ago yours of the 9th. & shd. have answerd it immediately but for the expectation of learning that the subject of it wd. have explained itself, on the spot. The Mail due today not havg brought me any information, I proceed to mention that on the 2 or 3d. of Mar. I enclosed yr. note to Col. P. P. Barbour requesting him to recover the money from you or Bank as might happen, & forward it by a private conveyance, wch he wd. be more likely to find than yourself. It is quite possible that the letter enclosing the note may have miscarried. Should it not have got to hand, you will of course put the Bank on its guard. It is not material whether the money be put into the hands to deposit of Col. B. or deposited in the Bank and a Check forwarded by Barbour that you have drawn. It will save him from any further [?] [?] than to deliver you yr. note in case it find its way to him. With friendly respects

J. M.

Draft (DLC).

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