To Jean Baptiste de Ternant1
[Philadelphia, March 11, 1792]
I hoped ere this to have sent you the calculation desired.2 But it happens that the Gentleman of my Office whom I usually employ on such occasions is unwell and I have been too much engaged myself to test by calculation the idea which has been in my mind.
|Of this however you are sure that the charges being||4||Ct|
|and the interest for 6 Months||2½||Ct|
six and a half Ct. is the utmost extent of the requisite imdemnification.
If there is no fallacy in my view of the matter, it will be less; though it cannot be more. But I am not certain on reflection that there is not some fallacy in the view I had taken of it. Tomorrow or next day will decide.
Yrs. with great attachment
The Minister Plen of France
ALS, Arch. des Aff. Etr., Corr. Pol., Etats-Unis description begins Transcripts or photostats from the French Foreign Office deposited in the Library of Congress. description ends , Supplement Vol. 20.