Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Tench Coxe, 31 July 1793

From Tench Coxe

Wednesday July 31. 1793

Mr. Coxe has the honor to enclose to Mr. Jefferson a bill of Mr. John Wilcocks for £1077.11.9 Stg. which, at 174 perCt., amounts to 5000 Drs.

Mr. Vaughan this day informed Mr. Coxe that he was negociating for 50,000 Drs. in Bills on London to be delivered on the 18th. of Augt., which he said he should procure on much more favorable terms than 74 perCt.—but he did not say how low. He added that 5000 Drs. could be secured for Mr. Jefferson, if he could be authorized tomorrow to [. . . .]1

RC (DLC); frayed at foot of text; with dateline above postscript; endorsed by TJ as received 1 Aug. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Bill of exchange of John Wilcocks for £1,077.11.9 on Messrs. Edward MacCulloch & Company of London payable to Thomas Pinckney, 31 July 1793 (printed form, signed by Wilcocks, with blanks filled in, in DLC; consisting of fourth set of exchange).

1Estimated one or two lines missing.

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