Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Richard Harrison, 24 January 1809

Auditors Office Jany 24. 1809.

Mr. Jefferson, in his Accts. as late Minister to France, credited, among other sums, a bill drawn by him on the 21. October 1789 to the order of Grand & Co. on the Bankers of the United States at Amsterdam for Bco. ƒ 2800. equal, with Agio. to Ct. ƒ 2870., & which was charged to him, provisionally, in the Official Statement made at the Treasury in the Month of October 1804.—But as this bill has not yet been noticed in any Account rendered by the Bankers, the presumption is strong that it was never negotiated or presented for payment; and Mr. Jefferson therefore appears justly entitled to recieve the value of it; which, at 40 Cts. the Guilder, (the rate at which it was estimated in the above mentioned statement) amounts to Dollars 1148.—

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