To Willink & Van Staphorst
Paris May 16. 1788.
This serves to advise you that I have this day drawn on you for thirty six thousand florins banco divided into seven bills of exchange as specified below, paiable at ten days sight to the order of Messieurs Grand & co. which be pleased to honour and charge the same to the United states of America. I have the honour to be Gentlemen Your most obedient & most humble servt.,
|One bill for six thousand florins||6000ƒ|
|One do. for five thousand eight hundred||5800|
|One do. for five thousand six hundred||5600|
|One do. for five thousand four hundred||5400|
|One do. for five thousand two hundred||5200|
|One do. for five thousand one hundred||5100|
|One do. for two thousand nine hundred||2900|
PrC (DLC). Although dated the 16th, this letter of advice was evidently written on the 14th and postdated as were the bills of exchange (see Grand & Cie. to TJ, 14 May 1788).