James Madison Papers

Henry St. John Dixon to James Madison, 29 April 1831

Abingdon April 29th 1831


Looking over the Records of the Loyall Company I perceive that you are a member of the Compy as an original Grantee, as well as a transferee of other Shares and being as I suppose one of the oldest Stockholders beg leave to enquire if you were acquainted with a certain John Dixon one of the Grantees who resided in Williamsburg in the year 1770 to 76 who was associated with a person by the name of Purdie—under the firm of Purdie & Dixon, permit me to say Sir I wish to establish the fact that—that John Dixon was a member of the Company and would be glad to know if you have any recollection of the circumstances: I claim a Share in the Compy in right of my Father John Dixon as his decendant—It would be very satisfactory also to be informed of the value of a Share—If it would not be inconvenient would thank you much, for a line on this Subject with considerations of the highest respect Your Obt Sert

Henry St. Jno. Dixon

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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