From Nathaniel Appleton
United States Loan Office Boston 16th March 1791
I had the honor to write you 13th instant since which Mr Higginson has paid LeRoy & Bayards draft for ten Thousand Dollrs. He has also purchased five thousand Dollrs of the Treasurers Drafts and proposes soon to make a further purchase. The money as fast as I recive it is deposited in the Massts Bank. I have this minute recd yours of 5th instant. I note what you say of closing the Office tomorrow. I have sat my people to form a General Abstract of the several Stocks standing on my Books & which if possible shall be transmitted to you by the Post this Evening agreable to your request. The following is a general statement of Cash on hand Vizt
|Recd for the Treasurers draft on Benjn Lincoln||Dollrs Cents|
|Esqr collector for this Port for the purpose of paying Invalid Pensioners||8586.75|
|For Treasurers draft on Massts Bank for the above purpose||4000|
|out of which has been paid to Invalids||5360.41|
|For Sale of drafts on the North American Bank and the Bank at New York||32.600|
|For Messrs LeRoy & Bayards draft on Stephen Higginson Esqr paid||10.000|
|Treasurers draft on hand||17.400|
I shall make the Bank a mediun of all my payments as much as is possible. With great respect I have the honor to be Sr Yr Humle Sert
P.S I have also reced yours 2d instant inclosing Messrs LeRoys and Bayards second Bill Exchange.
LC, RG 53, Massachusetts State Loan Office, Letter Book, 1785–1791, Vol. “259–M,” National Archives.