Grosvenor square Decr. 1. 1786.
I do myself the honour to inclose a Letter to you from the Board of Treasury, which I hope contains an answr. to the Question you put to me in your last Letter—
But if it unfortunately should not resolve that difficulty, you must determine it according to your own Judgement, for the best Interest and Honour of the United States—I agree with you in opinion—, that it will be best to pay the Gratifications in Cash, and upon the whole taking all things into consideration, my advice is to do it,—with much esteem &c &c &c