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[ Paris, May 26, 1792. On June 28, 1792, Short wrote to Hamilton: “I had the satisfaction of announcing to you by a few lines written for that purpose only from Paris on the 26th of May, that a second loan at 4 p. cent had been contracted for.” Letter not found. ]
The despatches which you forwarded by Mr. Blake having been delivered to us we think it proper to make use of the first conveyance to announce it to you. This being by the ordinary post we shall send two copies of this letter by to-morrow’s mail being the first for Cadiz and Lisbon. Mr. Blake arrived at Madrid on the 24th. inst. The Court was to come the next day from St. Ildefonso to this...
In our last letter of the 6th. of June we had the honor of informing you of our having written a letter to Mr. Gardoqui on the 26th: of May, agreeably to his desire and in consequence of his promise to give us an immediate answer, to be transmitted officially to the President of the U.S. That answer though promised to us daily at every interview, was daily postponed until the court began to...
It has been our intention for some time past to have commenced our joint correspondence with you—and we have only deferred it because we flattered ourselves from day to day that we should be able at the same time to inform you of some step taken in the negotiation with which the President has been pleased to charge us. Although our commission was recieved at Madrid so long ago as the 1st. of...
[ Madrid, February 5, 1793. On February 25, 1793, Short wrote to Hamilton : “I had the honor of writing to you on the 5th. inst from Madrid.” Letter not found. ]
Mr. Morris has just recieved a letter from his correspondent at Antwerp in which he informs him that since his last of which I mentioned to you the subject he had recieved an express from the Russian ministry authorizing him to open a loan for the Empress at 5. p. cent interest with a considerable advantage in the exchange. He of course declines undertaking the American business for the...
I have at length received the ratification of the consular convention and signed the article of exchange, both of which I have the honor of forwarding to you by the way of Havre. The ratification was made out last year at the time of the convention being signed and remained in one of the bureaux unknown to the minister, where it only waited his signature. I mention the circumstance that it may...
Since my last letters of the 3d & 5th. inst. I have recieved a letter from the commissioners at Amsterdam of which I have the honor of inclosing a copy as well as of mine to them which occasioned it. I have not yet recieved their answer to mine written in consequence of theirs of which I inclosed you a copy in my letter of the 3d. but this letter serves as an answer as you will see by the...
Votre courier m’a apporté la lettre que vous m’avez fait l’honneur de m’ecrire en date du 14. Je suis faché que le Ministre avec lequel vous me dites avoir eu une entrevue ne vous aye pas donné communication de la lettre que j’ai eu l’honneur de lui adresser en date du 8 de ce mois; comme elle vous auroit probablement evité la peine que vous vous etes donné depuis. Je lui ai marqué dans cette...
I do myself the honor of inclosing Y. E a bill of exchange for D 1276.3. 1 drawn by Jacob Dullofels on Messieurs Vercruys & freres which I have this moment received from the bankers of the U. S. at Amsterdam. This they inform me is the complete balance due by the U. S., on their debt specified by their obligation in the Royal treasury of Spain. I hope therefore Y. E. having examined & found...