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Francis Hopkinson to the American Commissioner or Commissioners, [on or after 8 December 1780]

Francis Hopkinson to the American Commissioner or Commissioners

LS: American Philosophical Society

Philadelphia [on or after December 8, 1780]


In pursuance of the Resolve of Congress hereunto annexed1 I have signed fifth sixth seventh and eighth Sets of Loan Office Bills of Exchange of the Numbers and Denominations following Viz.

No. 265. 1 Set for 60 Doll. in favor of Sarah Cheeseman dated Octr. 31. 1779

309. 1 120 do. do.
919. 1 120 do. Sepr. 21. 1779
767. 1 12 do. do.
796. 1 24 do. John Woodhull Februy. 2d. 1780
824. 1 12 do. Sarah Cheeseman March 2d. 1780
2335. 1 96 do. do.   do.

Amounting to three Hundred and eighty-four Dollars the Original Draft, having been lost as set forth in the said Resolve of Congress.—

I have the Honor to be Gentlemen. Your very humle. Sevt.

Fras Hopkinson Treasr. of Loans


Addressed: To the Commissioner or Commissioners / of the United States of America / at / Paris

1Dated Dec. 8, the resolution ordered Hopkinson to deliver to the Loan Office for Pa. seven sets of bills of exchange amounting to $384, which would be issued to Blair McClenachan, a Philadelphia merchant. The bills replaced sets that had been issued by the Loan Office but were thrown overboard when the vessels which were carrying them to St. Eustatius were captured by the British: JCC, XVIII, 1127. A copy of the resolution is with BF’s papers at the APS.

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