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Michael Hillegas to the American Commissioner or Commissioners, 13 November 1781

Michael Hillegas to the American Commissioner or Commissioners4

Two ALS: American Philosophical Society

Philada. Novr. 13th. 1781

Gentlemen

In Pursuance of the resolve of Congress (hereunto annexed)5 I have signed, fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth of Two Setts of Loan Office Bills of Exchange of the numbers, and denominations following viz

No. 73 November 10th 1778 for Twenty-four Dollars
76 November 10th. 1778 for Thirty Dollars

Both in favour of Mr John Loring Amounting to fifty-four Dollars, The first four drfts having been lost as sett forth in the said resolve of Congress.6

I have the honour to be Gentlemen Your very hum servt

M. Hillegas
Treas

To the Commissioner or Commissioners of the United States of America at Paris

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

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4The same form of address Francis Hopkinson had employed in his letters as Treasurer of Loans; see, for example, XXVII, 418. Hopkinson resigned on July 23, 1781: JCC, XXI, 783.

5The resolution of July 23, 1781, transferring the business of the treasurer of loans to the office of the treasurer of the United States: JCC, XXI, 783. Hillegas had been treasurer of the United States since Sept. 6, 1777 (DAB). He also enclosed an extract of the treasury board minutes of July 30 transferring to his possession all loan office certificates and bills of exchange.

6That resolution, of June 6, 1781 (JCC, XX, 604–5), was also enclosed. John Loring quite possibly was the prominent Boston apothecary and surgeon (1737–1793): Charles Henry Pope, ed., Loring Genealogy (Cambridge, Mass., 1914), pp. 91–2.

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