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I have this moment the honor of your Letter the 12 th. of Dec r. I am not able to say what orders Congress may give about the farther disposition of the remaining part of the 80.000 Dollars but I am of your opinion that the Treasury board directed the payment of the premiums in new Bonds from an apprehension they should not be able to provide timely for the february interest, I know of no...
The Letter in which this is inclosed, I received yesterday—open for my Inspection— The Bill of Exchange drawn by Mr. Morris for 144.000 florins, will I hope be some relief to you Our Secretary of State for foreign affairs informs me on the 7 th. of April that twelve of the States had granted the Impost new York only remained to come in— and it is not likely the Legislature of that State will...
I have received your favour of the 5 th. of May inclosing a Duplicate of a Letter from the Commissioners of the Board of Treasury to me of the 7 th. of March, the original of this Letter is not come to hand— These Letters Surprized me, very much, because M r. Rucker had informed me a fortnight ago that he had orders to pay the Interest both in Holland & France I went yesterday to his House to...
I am honoured with your Letter of the 23 d of Dec r. and remember very well my giving the Credit for a 1000 £— It was to pay for swords medals &c for officers, which Coll. Humphries had orders from Congress & their Financier to have made— I informed you of it at the same time— I only gave the power to M r. Jefferson to draw for the money as Humphry might want it, in order to multiply the...
I have now to acquaint you that on the 29 Nov r. I accepted a Bill of M r. Tho s. Barclay. N o. 6. (by mistake I suppose it ought to be Number 8) for 200 £ s t dated Paris 24 Nov r. 1785 at usance first of the sett in favour of M r. Grand This 13 th. Day of Dec r. I have accepted Two Bills of 200 £ s
I have received your Favour of the 4 th of this Month and am surprised to hear of the bad Condition of the Hotel, after all the great Expences which have been laid out upon it to put it in tenantable repair.— the House is so vast and requires so much Expence to furnish it.— it stands upon so vile a Gragt and has so miserable a Prospect in Front, that I know not whether another Minister from...
I last Night received the letter you did me the Honour to write me the 28 th of Octr I have the Honour now to inform you that I have not only accepted the three Bills you have been made acquainted with drawn by M r Barclay One of 120£ another of 100£ and a third of 100£— but I have since accepted three others vizt 200£ St accepted the 31 st of October drawn by M r Barclay 140£ St accepted the...
Yours of 13 is received. I did approve of Mess rs Pullers paying the Account of M r Baker, the Broker, amounting to £105. 13s: 6d s t. — The Account appeared to me very high. But I could not do any otherwise than Submit it to the Judgment of Mess rs Pullers, who thought it could not be done for less. I have drawn an order, besides, within a few days upon Messieurs Pullers, for Seventy five...
We have the honor to inform you that we have rec d. fm. the U: States of America, in Congress, full power & instructions to form treaties with the Emperor of Morocco & the Regencies of Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli, and we enclose you a Copy of a Resolution of Congress of 14 th. February 1785. impowering us to apply so much of the money borrowed in Holland to that use as we may deem necessary, not...
I have rec d. your letter of the 30 th. of August, & will transmit your letter to the Treasury-board by M r: Storer, who is to sail this week; but I must repeat my determination to give no Countenance to the speculations in M r: Parker’s papers, untill you shall receive the orders of that Board. I have rec d. the inclosed letter fm. M r: Lotter— I have found him so faithfull a servant that I...
I last night rec d. y r: favor of the 12 th. and I must repeat to you that I still persist in a fixed resolution to have nothing to do with M r: Parker’s papers and to wholly disapprove of your having anything to do with them, as the Bankers of the United-States: As private Gentlemen & private Merchants, you will use your own judgement; but as you act for the public I must insist that you do...
I have received your Letter of the 12 and a former one. M r Lotter will present you two Accounts approved by me, one against the United States and one against me. these you will please to pay. I pray you also for the future to take upon yourselves the whole Care of the Hotel of the United States at the Hague. M r Lotter is as honest a Man and as carefull, as ever I met with, and I cannot but...
I have received your Letter of the 28 th. of June, and have conveyed your Letter to the Board of Treasury, by a Vessell which sails this Day for Rhode-Island— I feel most sensibly for the Misfortune of your late associates, De La Lande & Fynje—and as their affairs are most probably irretrievable, it would be to no purpose to enquire how the disaster happened, or to make any Reflections upon...
I am now to inform you, that I am ordered by Congress to this Country, and you will please to address your future Letters to me as Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America, at the Court of Great Britain. The Relation nevertheless between you and me, is not yet dissolved, because Congress have not yet sent me a Letter of Recall, nor appointed another Minister to succeed me at...
when I left Amsterdam, I despaired of doing any Thing to prevent the Bills of Exchange from being Sent back.— It is possible however that Something may have Since happened, to give Us better hopes.— I should be obliged to you, if you would inform me, whether there is yet any Ground to expect any Aid from the venerable Regency of your City, or not. The Commerce of the City is much interested in...
I have just received the Letter, you did me the Honour to write me on the 23 d: inst t: and approve very much of your proposed application to the Regency of Amsterdam. But I hope to consult with you, more particularly very soon.— I shall sett off as soon as possible, but as I must go round by Calais and Antwerp. and the Season is extremely rigorous, and travelling very bad, I fear it will be...
I have received your Letter of the Second of December and am extreamly Sorry to learn, that a Number of M r Morris’s Bills have been protested. You did very prudently in writing immediately to M r Franklin, to enquire if M r Grand could afford you, any Assistance. I hope you have received a favourable Answer. I am waiting for Answers from M r Franklin to Letters written to him, to determine...
I have been prevented from writing you, a long Time by another Attack of a Fever, the Rests as I Suppose of that violent one which I had at Amsterdam two Years ago which was never perfectly cured.— This last I am perswaded will be of Service to me. I must now beg the Favour of you Gentlemen to inform me by Letter, how our Loan proceeds, and what Number of Obligations remain to be disposed of,...
As I am about Settling my Accounts with M r Barclay who is impowered by Congress to settle them, I must beg the favour of you, Gentlemen, to Send me, an exact Account, in detail of every order I have drawn upon you, and of every Sum of Money you have paid upon my order, from the Beginning, and of all the Money I have received of you, jointly or Seperately, whether directly or by the Way of M r...
I have signed & M r Grand will this day forward, the two thousand & three Obligations you sent me, which compleats the 5003. Inclosed is a Copy of M r. Morris’s Letter to you of 30. of April 1783, & M r. Grand’s original Letter to me of this day’s date. The Circumstances are such as to make it necessary you should comply with M r. Morris’s Orders as soon as possible by furnishing to M r. Grand...
I have rec d your Favour of the 17 th. and the former Letters mentioned in it. I approve of your Paying to Mess s John De Neufville & son the seven Coupons, which you will please to charge to the United States. I Should think it best for the Holders of those Seven Obligations, to deliver them to you and take new ones from you to Save themselves as well as Mess s Deneufvilles Trouble in future....
Your several Letters I have rec d. — The protested Bill ought to be accepted for the Honor of the Drawer. Altho’ I have no Authority over the Money in your Hands as You know, yet considering the Circumstances, I should advise You to remit M r. Grand four hundred thousands of french Livres Tournois, besides the four hundred thousands already remitted, for the Interest of the Loan in Holland. It...
The Preliminaries, to be inserted, in the definitive Treaty of Peace, when the other belligerent Powers shall be ready, were yesterday signed & sealed by the Minister Plenipotentiary of his Britannic Majesty on the one part, & the Ministers Plenipotentiary of the United States on the other. This Fact I communicate to You in Confidence, that You may make the best Use of it You can, for the...
Your Favour of 15 th. Instant is this moment come to Hand. M r Le Couteulx & M r Grand called upon me last Evening upon the Same subject.— I told them both what I now repeat to you “That I have no Right, Power or Authority, whatsoever to give any orders, Directions or Advice in this Matter, M r Morris alone, having the Authority of Congress to dispose of the Money.”— But if my opinion as a Man...
Great Britain has acknowledged the Independence of America. The King has given a Commission under the Great Seal, to M r. Oswald to treat with the Ministers Plenipotentiary of the United States of America. I mention this to You in Confidence for your Information, but You must not mention me as your Authority, nor make any Use of this Letter but for your own Government. There are prudential...
I have this day received by Captain Barney in a Short Passage from Philadelphia, the Ratifications of our Contracts, which are all here inclosed ten in Number, together with two Letters for you and one Packet and one Letter for Mr Dumas, which I pray you to transmit him with my Respects. Let me beg of you, Gentlemen to encourage and promote our Loan by all fair and reasonable Means, and...
Last Evening I had the Honour of yours of Yesterdays Date. It would give me Pleasure, if it were in my Power to confirm to you, the News contained in the Letter from London, which you have Seen vizt. That on the 23 Ult. it was decided in the Kings Council by an Unanimity of all the Ministers, to declare the Independancy of the United States of America, provided this Declaration were to be Sent...
I have recd. your Letter of the Seventh of this Month, and after reflecting upon it, I cannot See that the Subject of it will injure, or interfere with the Loan of the United States, and as it will be So beneficial, both to Mary land and Amsterdam, I will make no opposition or Objection to your Request to the Magistrates of that City to take a Share in the Loan of Mary land on Account of the...
Since my Letter of the Eighth I have, recd a Letter from Mrs Vanstaphorsts and have conversed with one of those Gentlemen, and am after further Reflection, of opinion that the Loan of Mary land even if the Regency of Amsterdam Should Subscribe to it, will not injure the Loan of the United States and therefore, I shall make no opposition or objection to it. As to your applying publickly or...
I have been informed, that a Motion has been made in the Regency of Amsterdam, that a Sum should be subscribed in Behalf of the City to a Loan which is to be opened for the State of Mary land. I wish well to the state of Maryland and wish for the Persperity of her Loan: but I am apprehensive that you and I shall be all censured by Congress, if this Motion takes Place and We neglect to apply...
I recd in due Time your Favour of the 13. The inclosed Account of 13f.14s. I return with my Request that you would be So good as to pay and charge it to my private Acct with your Society, which I will pay when I come to Amsterdam. Inclosed also is another little Account of f.7.16s due to a Copper Smith, which I pray you to pay and charge it in the Same manner. Inclosed also is a third Account...
This Morning I recd your favour of the Eighth but I am not able to inform you, what is the Amount of the Bills drawn upon Mr Lau­ rens which are not yet arrived. I have never been exactly informed myself. They cannot I think amount to more than 100000 one two hundred Thousand Guilders. I hope not half that sum, but cannot say positively. I am obliged to you for the Trouble you have taken to...
I inclose you a Letter to Messrs Gerbrand Ravekes, and J. G. Thin Van Keulen, and request you to pay them, the Sum of f1281:12s, and take up the Lease, and a Receipt in full for half a years Rent in Arrear, and for the Loss and Expences upon the present year, arrising from their Letting the House to another with my Consent. This Sum you will please to charge to the United States of America. I...
I must beg the Favour of you, to call on Send to Mr De Neufville, and pay him, an Account he has against the United States, for Services done under my Direction amounting to better than 2000 Guilders, and take his Receipt upon the Account and charge it in your Books to the United States of America. He has also a Small an Account against me in my private Capacity, to which should be added the...
There is a Person, by the Name of Joseph Stevens in Amsterdam, a Native of America, who has attended me, through many a dangerous Voyage and painful Journey; but who has fallen in Love with and married a young Woman in Amsterdam, which obliged him to leave my service. I wish well to the Man, and should be glad to assist him if it were in my Power, in getting a Living. But I knew of no better...
I have recd the Letters from Messrs Van Staphorst of the 22 with the Prospectus, and to day that of Messrs Willink is come to hand. I am glad the Prospectus is published, and wish the Bonds to be prepared as soon as possible and Sent to me to Sign. They shall not wait long for my Signature. My Friend, Mr Thaxter, is so ill of a Fever that I cannot leave him, and therefore cannot come to...
I have just received your Favour of the Seventeenth of May, in answer to mine of the Same day by Mr Fynje and it is with great Pleasure that I perceive, We are how agreed upon the Terms. I hope the Loan, will, in Consequence of this Agreement by opened without Loss of Time, and I wish you all the Success and Pleasure in the Prosecution of the Business that you can possibly wish your Selves. I...
Your Favour of the Sixteenth instant I received last night by Mr Fynje. In order to give as general Satisfaction As may be and in order to bring this Business to a Conclusion, I shall agree to the Terms proposed in it, with the following Explanation and alteration, which are indespensibly necessary. The Explanation is this, that my “Promise to open no other Loan at any other House or Houses in...
I have recieved the Letter which You did me the honor to write me on the 11th, of this Month in which You agree to accept the Terms of four and one quarter per Cent for the Remedium and other Charges. To this I answer, that I understand your meaning to be, to accept of 4 1/4 per Cent for recieving and paying the Money at first, for re­ cieving and paying off the annual Interest, and for...
1. If the Houses of Fizeaux Grand & Co. John Hodshon & Son Mess. Crommelin, Mess. Van Staphorst, Mess. De la Lande & Fynje and Mr. John de Neufville & Son, will all join together in an American Loan, Mr. Adams will open it without demanding any Stipulations for any certain Sum. 2d. If the first Proposition is not agreed to, Mr. Adams will open a Loan with as many of these Houses as will agree...