To Ann Hudson de Lavau
Press copy of ALS: American Philosophical Society
Passy, Augt. 10. 1783
I received your Letter dated the first Instant,7 which I should have answered directly, but had mislaid the enclos’d Letter from your Mother which you desired might be sent you. The Bills mentioned by Mr Beall, came duly to my hands and I have received the Money, Seventy-two Dollars. I imagined you were long since gone to America,8 am sorry to hear of your Disappointments, and now acquaint you that you may draw on me for three hundred and Sixty Livres Tournois, the Amount of the above, which shall be paid on Sight;9 and this Sum, with Mr Beall’s Letter which I also send you enclos’d,1 will I hope procure you a Passage to your own Country, where I wish you may arrive safe & have a happy Sight of your Friends. I am, Your humble Servant
Mrs Ann Hudson de Lavau
8. Samuel Beall had enclosed a letter from Ann Evans along with the bills of exchange that were to pay for her daughter’s passage to America. By the time Beall’s letter arrived, Lavau had already received a pass from BF to travel to Rochefort, from which port she must have intended to leave for America: XXXVI, 380; XXXVIII, 108–9.
9. Her draft of Aug. 21 was paid on Aug. 29: Account XVII (XXVI, 3).
1. See XXXVIII, 108–9.