Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Van Staphorst & Hubbard, 3 May 1789

To Van Staphorst & Hubbard

Paris May 3. 1789.


I have taken the liberty this day to draw on you in favor of Mr. Van Damme for 170ƒ -15s which be pleased to honour. Revising your several letters since the paiments to Turkheim & Peuchen your disbursements for me appear as follows.

  ƒ    Court.
By letter of 1788. May 22. Expences of boxes from Cologne  18-
Do. Aug. 7. Paid Van Damme 148–11
The draught made this day in favor of Van Damme 170–15

In consequence I give you a draught on Messieurs Willinks V. Staphorsts & Hubbard for 237ƒ-6 to authorize you to extend it in one article to the debit of the United States. Should I have omitted any article (as is very possible) be so good as to return the order and let me know the exact sum for which I must give you another, and you shall receive it by the first post. I have the honour to be with great esteem & attachment Gentlemen Your most obedt. hble servt.,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC). Tr (DLC).

1Thus in MS; this amount, and of course the draft, should have been ƒ 337 6s. See Van Staphorst & Hubbard to TJ, 11 May 1789 and 3 Sep. 1790.

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