From Jonathan Nesbitt
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Paris Augt: 21st: 1783
I had the honor to furnish your Excellency a small Account, I think it was in the year 1781, of some articles shipped by your orders for Mr. Richd Bache of Philada.—9 In the Letter which accompany’d the Account I mention’d my intentions of drawing for the amount, which however never was done;— Your Excellency will oblige me greatly by ordering said Account to be look’d for, and if it has been found free of Errors, I beg that you will send me an order on your Banker for the amount.—1 I mean to depart for L’Orient on Saturday morning, for which place, if you have any orders I shall be happy to execute them.— I have the honor to remain with great Respect—Sir Your most hble Servt:
Addressed: A Son Excellence / Le Docteur Franklin, Ministre Pleni / potentiaire des Etats Unis de l’Amerique / a son Hotel. / a Passy
Notation: Johath: Nesbitt Paris August 21. 1783
9. For BF’s order and Nesbitt’s acknowledgment of it see XXXV, 483, 587–8. The articles were cases of tea shipped on the Hope and the Polly and probably did not reach their destination: XXXVI, 422; Pa. Gaz., March 20, 1782.
1. Nesbitt’s draft of Sept. 13 for 606 l.t. 10 s. was paid by BF on Sept. 20: Account XVII (XXVI, 3).