Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Van Staphorst & Hubbard, 26 July 1793

From Van Staphorst & Hubbard

Amsterdam 26 July 1793.


We have the pleasure to advise You the Receipt of Your esteemed favor of 18 March of last Year, forwarded by You in the Brigg Sion which foundered at Sea: We have advised Mr. Short, that as He has had duplicates of the dispatches by this Vessel, We shall hold them by us, untill his Return from Spain, unless He should direct us how otherwise to dispose of them.

Felicitating you that the Fate of these papers, about which Mr. Short entertained much anxiety, is now ascertained to his wishes, We are respectfully Sir! Your most obedient humble Servants

N & J. Van Staphorst & Hubbard

RC (DNA: RG 59, Accounting Records, Letters from Amsterdam Bankers); in a clerk’s hand, signed by the firm; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Oct. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Dupl (DLC); in a clerk’s hand, signed by the firm; at head of text: “Origl. pr. Snow Mary Nath. Goodwin, Via Newyork (Duplicate).”

For TJ’s 18 Mch. 1792 letter to Van Staphorst & Hubbard and the dispatches relating to William Carmichael and William Short’s dealings with the Spanish government, see note to Report on Negotiations with Spain, 18 Mch. 1792.

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