Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Thomas Jefferson’s Account with Stephen Girard, 21 September 1816


Account with Stephen Girard

Philada 21st Septr 1816.

Thomas Jefferson Esqre

   To Stephen Girard

For Premium on the cost of $550, in Specie which were paid on his account in Paris by Messrs Perregeaux Lafitte & Co as pr their Letter dated 14th May 1816 in virtue of my Letters of Credit to the following Persons.

Stephen Chatalon of Marseilles
for $200—paid with
Fcs 1056 .—
   Brokerage ⅛% 1 .30
George Thicknor at Paris
for $350.—paid with
1837 .50
Perregaux & Lafitte Commission
on Fcs 2894.80
a ½ prct    14 .47
Francs  2909 .27
at 18¾. cents for 1 Franc  $555 .48.1
Premium at 12 prct     66.66.

MS (MHi); in an unidentified hand; endorsed in a different unidentified hand: “Girard stephen.”

1The correct figure is $545.48.

Index Entries

  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); account with TJ search
  • currency; exchange of search
  • Girard, Stephen; account with TJ search
  • Girard, Stephen; and TJ’s lines of credit search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with S. Cathalan search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with S. Girard search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; lines of credit in Europe search
  • Perregaux, Laffitte & Compagnie (Paris firm); and TJ’s lines of credit in France search
  • Ticknor, George; and books for TJ search