James Madison Papers

James Madison to Bernard Peyton, 23 August 1830

Montpr. Aug. 23. 1830

Dear Sir

I inclose $500, which with the balance in your hand, will make up $1000, for the Bank. Should I be under a mistake as to the amount of that balance, be so good as to supply the defic[icy] & the advance shall be immediately replaced. I am anxious that the approaching dates when the Bank will accept a payment without loss to the debtor, may be availed of. I have retained a memorandm. of the Nos. & dates & of each note, for the contingency of a miscarage by the Mail, for wch. I would have substituted a private conveyance if one had offered. I inclose also, a renewing note for $1000.

I fear we shall not be able to prepare the residue of our Tobo. in time for the Market Season, without neglecting the growing crop, or the threashing out our Wheat. The harvest was the best we have had for a number of years. The intense & protracted drought, has been fatal to our Crop of Corn, and without speedy supply of the most favorable weather will prove nearly so to the Tobo. which no weather can make an average Crop. Some of my neighbors have fared better. I happen to have been within the very focus of the burning drought. With cordial esteem

J. M.

Draft (DLC).

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