Extract:4 Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères
[September 7, 1780]
Your Excellency wants me to have my Recourse on the above House [Puchelberg & Co. respecting the Disbursements for the Alliance]5 unless I excuse them. I cannot excuse them interely; because they have acted against my positive & repeated Orders; but it seems that they have been so much intimidated by Capt. Landais’s Threats, that they have not dared in a manner refuse him, and I am always obliged to bear this Advance, as they are established in that Port by me as a House en Comendite.—6
Extract of a Letter from M. Schweighauser to M. Franklin, dated Sept. 7. 1780.—
4. The extract was made in 1783; see our annotation of Gourlade and Moylan, July 10, above.
5. The brackets are on the MS.
6. A translation of this extract, also at the AAE, renders this as “comme une Maison de commission.”