To William Short
November 1st. 1791
I have barely time by this opportunity to inform you That I have directed the Treasurer to draw for One Million of florins on account of the last loan of six millions1 and towards the close of the present month shall direct him to draw for another million. I calculate that the whole amount of the loan will have been received before the second set of draughts are presented.
I remain with great consideration & regard Sir Your obedt Servant.
Willm Short Esqr
LS, William Short Papers, Library of Congress; copy, William Short Papers, Library of Congress. A copy of this letter was enclosed in H’s “Report on Foreign Loans,” February 13, 1793.