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I. Plans presented to Washington, [26 March 1790]

I. Plans presented to Washington

[26 March 1790]

Establishment for Dollars
  A Minister Plenipotentiary. His salary 11,250
his Secretary 1,350
postage, couriers &c. 400
Outfit, suppose it to happen once in 7. years will be equal to an annual sum of 1,6071
14,607
A Chargé des affaires. His salary 4,500
his Secretary 1,350
postage, couriers &c. 400
Outfit, as above 6432
 6,893
The Agent in Holland. His salary is 1,300
postage, couriers &c. 400
 1,700
1st. Plan
Dollars
1. Versailles. Minister plenipotentiary 14,607
London. Chargé des affaires 6,893
Madrid. do. 6,893
Lisbon. Do. 6,893
Amsterdam. Agent. 1,700
36,986
2d. Plan.
Versailles. Minister Plenipotentiary 14,607
London. Do. 14,607
Madrid. Chargé des affaires 6,893
Lisbon, do. 6,893
Amsterdam. Agent 1,700
44,700
3d. Plan.
Versailles. Minister Plenipotentiary 14,607
London. do. 14,607
Madrid. Chargé des affaires 6,893
Lisbon, do. 6,893
Hague. do 6,893
49,893

MS (DNA: RG 59, MLR); entirely in TJ’s hand, undated; endorsed by Washington: “Diplomatic Establishmt.” Dft (DLC); with variations noted below; at foot of text: “communicated Mar. 26. 1790.”; endorsed by TJ: “Diplomatic establmt.” Tr (DNA: RG 59, SDC).

1At this point Dft has an entry not in MS, reading: “Return. On same principle adds annually 402 D.”

2At this point Dft has an entry not in MS, reading: “Return. Will add annually 161.”

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