To the Board of Trade
In Council Nov. 9. 1779.
The board are of opinion that Colo. Le Maire’s expences of £15,545 livres 14 sous be paid in current money at the exchange of 20 for 1. and that £2000 be allowed him for his expences from Boston to this day.
In Council Nov. 12. 1779
On further consideration the board thinks Mr. Le Maire shoud be allowed 27. livres a day for 430 days to be paid in currency at a rate not exceeding twenty five for one.
RC (CSmH). The instructions of both 9 and 12 Nov. were written below the text of the recipient’s copy of Board of Trade to TJ, 9 Nov. 1779.