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I have received the Letter, you did me the honor to write me, on the 9th. of this month: informing me that His Excellency Mr. Jefferson has applied to you to honour his orders monthly for about five thousand Livres, and that he has already drawn B.ƒ. 5492:14, which you have accepted & paid, and desiring my directions for your Justification— As these orders of Mr: Jefferson are for the monthly...
On the 27 of April, I accepted a Bill of John Lamb dated Barcelona, March 7. 1786. for 300 £ Ster g. at double Usance, in favour of Etienne Drouilhet & C o. Bankers or order—first of the sett—indorsed to the order of James Sutton & C o —Accepted N o. 5. dated March 8. 1786—in all other particulars like the preceeding. May 7. accepted a Bill of M r. Barclay dated Madrid April 15. 1786 for 250 £...
An attack of the malignant fever which has of late afflicted the City of Philadelphia has occasioned me to be for some time absent from that City for the recovery of my strength. Just returned to my house in its vicinity I find here your letter of the 1st of July last with its enclosures in duplicates. A letter from me previous to my late journey will have assured you of my satisfaction at the...
I have this moment the honor of your Letter the 12 th. of Dec r. I am not able to say what orders Congress may give about the farther disposition of the remaining part of the 80.000 Dollars but I am of your opinion that the Treasury board directed the payment of the premiums in new Bonds from an apprehension they should not be able to provide timely for the february interest, I know of no...
I received, two days since, the letter which You did me the honor to write me of the 14 of January last, inclosing the copy of one of the same date to Mr Short. I regret the state of things as there exhibited, and my regret will be increased, if circumstances shall have rendered it necessary, to allow the high rate of five per cent for the contemplated loan. I hope, nevertheless, a better...
It being understood, that you have retained in your hands a sufficient sum to discharge the balance of salary, due to Mr. Jefferson, as Minister plenipotentiary at the Court of France, it has been deemed inexpedient to change the course of the thing, by paying him that balance here. He, therefore has informed me, that he will draw upon you, on that account, for three hundred and fifty pounds...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 24th. of August last enclosing an authenticated copy of the Contract for the last three million Loan, which Contract is now before the President for his ratification. If it should be completed in the course of the day, it will be herewith transmitted; if not, it will be forwarded to you by the next opportunity. Enclosed is a letter to Mr....
It is probable that before this reaches you you will have heard of my determination to resign my Office of Secretary of the Treasury as on this day. The event will accordingly take place. I could not permit myself to renounce my official situation without placing among my last Acts the expression of the high sense I continue to entertain of the fidelity and ability with which you have...
The sale of 895,000. lb. Salpetre by our East India Company took place on Wednesday: We had orders from You to buy 100. to 110,000 lb. without limitation of price: Notwithstanding which We could but presume, whenever Orders are not given to be executed at any price, be it ever so high, that you relied upon our not going to prices extravagant beyond Conception, but on the Contrary, that We...
I have duely received your Letter of the 5th. of July and thank you for your Care of my little Interest recommended to you in my Letter of the 30th of April last. I have Since received your friendly favour of the 29th. of December last and thank you for your Information concerning our American Affairs in holland. For my own Part, I wish that our money Negotiations might be continued in your...
I enclose you the triplicate of my letter of the 19th ultimo—and have by this opportunity barely to inform you that I have directed the Treasurer to draw upon you for one hundred thousand guilders in addition to the sum mentioned in my letter of the 26th of July last. I am &c. Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives. This letter was enclosed in...
On the 30 th. of Jan y. I desired Mess rs. Pullers to examine an account of M r. Baker, the Broker, and if they found it right to pay it, amounting to 49 £ ..1 S ..4 d —and charge it to you to be by you charged to the United States of America as Expences of Ministers, being the Charges on the Importation of my the remainder of my Baggage On Feb y. 1
I have received the letter, you did the honor to write me, on the 8th. of Jan: Inst. tho dated 8. February, by mistake—I have since received another letter from Mr. Jefferson, informing me that the Creditors in Holland insist on immediate payment of the principal sum of 51,000 Guilders &c— Colonel Smith has by last post transmitted you a sealed packett from the Board of Treasury which may...
It being probable, that I shall shortly instruct the Treasurer of the United States to draw bills upon you to the amount of one million of guilders, to be paid out of the last loan of three millions; I enclose you his signature, together with that of the Register of the Treasury, and the form of the bills which he will draw. The sight, at which these drafts will be made payable, will,...
Triplicates of your letter of the 25th. of January last have duly come to hand. As the success of the negotiations for the purchase of the Debt due from the United States to France would have been an unwelcome circumstance; I learn with pleasure that it had not taken place. The distinguished zeal you have in so many instances shewn for the interests of this country, intitles you upon all...
The Letter in which this is inclosed, I received open yesterday—open for my Inspection—The Bill of Exchange drawn by M r. Morris for 144.000 florins, will I hope be some relief to you Our Secretary of State for foreign affairs informs me on the 7 th. of April that twelve of the States had granted the Impost New York only remained to come in—And it is not likely the Legislature of that State...
The departure of the post leaves me barely time to inform you that I have at length recieved a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury which renders it necessary that I should know the present situation of the loan opened at Amsterdam & with as much precision as you can have, the time when you think another could be set on foot there. I will thank you to give me the information by the return...
You will find herewith copy of a Power from the President of The United States to me and an original power from me to you authorising you to make a loan on behalf of the United States for 1000000 of Dollars. But though the Power extends to a Million, to conform with the law on which it is founded, the loan which you are in fact to make is not to exceed 800,000 Dollars or 2000000 of Current...
Congress on the twenty fourth of july resolved that Mr Dumas be permitted to occupy and reside in the House of the United States at the Hague, untill a Minister of the United States Shall arrive there or untill the further orders of Congress. and that Mr Adams do direct Such Repairs to be made, at the Expence of the United States to the Said House, as may be really necessary to render it...
You will herewith receive a duplicate of my letter to you of the 26th ultimo, advising you of Bills, which the Treasurer of the United States had been directed to draw upon you to the amount of one million and two hundred and fifty thousand guilders. You will please to observe, that this sum has been reduced to one million and two hundred and thirty seven thousand five hundred Guilders, which...
I have received your friendly letter and am much obliged to you for your kind remembrance and solicitations. I also thank you for the Trouble you have taken in sending my Books to the gentlemen of whom I gave you a list. But I wish to be informed whether you sent the three Volumes or only the first. I directed Mr: Dilly, Bookseller in the Poultry, London to send fifty Copies of each of the...
I have learnt with some surprise, through Mr. Short, that the price of the effects of the United States had undergone a sudden depression in the market of Amsterdam. This is so different from the tenor of the hopes I had built upon those expressed by you, and so contrary to all the calculations I can form on the natural course of the thing, that I cannot but be curious for a particular...
I am just honored with your several favours of Nov 21st & 24th & December 2d. I learn with regret the disappointment, which has attended your endeavour, to procure a loan for the united states, at the reduced rate of four per cent interest. Your success would doubtless have been as interesting, to the credit of this country, as it would have been pleasing, both to the President of the united...
You will herewith receive triplicates of my letters of the 7th. of May and 20th. ultimo, also a duplicate of mine of the 16th. instant. In the latter, I informed you, that I had directed the Treasurer to draw bills upon you, for 500.000 Guilders, and I have now to add, for your information, that, as soon as these bills are sold, I shall cause further drafts to be made, to the extent of 500.000...
I have barely time to acknowledge by the extraordinary of tomorrow the receipt of yours of the 22d. inst. in which you propose that the sec. of the Treasury should settle the rate of commission on the last loan. It would seem that the rate at which any business is to be transacted should be looked for in the powers authorizing the transaction of that business—still if you think this matter...
I have now to acquaint you that on the 29 Nov r. I accepted a Bill of M r. Tho s. Barclay. N o. 6. (by mistake I suppose it ought to be Number 8) for 200 £ st dated Paris 24 Nov r. 1785 at usance first of the sett in favour of M r. Grand This 13 th. Day of Dec r. I have accepted Two Bills of 200 £ st each drawn by M r. Barclay dated Paris 1 Dec
Treasury Department, January 27, 1792. “The Treasurer of the United States has been directed to draw upon you a Bill, at ten days, for 95.947½ Guilders, in favor of Mr. Jefferson, the Secretary for the Department of State, to which I request you to pay due honor.” Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives. This letter was enclosed in H’s “Report...
I have directed the Treasurer of the United States to draw upon you for one million of Guilders, at the same sight as in the last case. These Bills will be discharged out of the loan of 6.000.000 of Guilders, mentioned in the letters of Mr. Short and yourselves, of August last. I am &c. Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives. This letter was...
I have recd your favour of the 19th. of October 1792 informing me that my Number 1026 is entitled to the Premium of one Thousand Guilders. This Sum, together with the amount of all the Coupons inclosed I pray you to ship for me by the first good vessel for Boston, to the address of the Honorable Cotton Tufts Esqr of Weymouth near Boston, either in Spanish or Portugal Gold or in Spanish milled...
Since my last I have not seen M. Dufresne & of course have nothing new to say to you concerning the disagreeable affair of the rate of exchange for the million of florins paid by you. I fear he will not consent to any other mode of settling it than that of the current rate ascertained by sworn brokers agreeably to the data of Messrs. Hogguers & Co’s draught furnished you. I hope you will...
I have, by this opportunity, time only to acknowledge your several favors of the 11th, 12th, and 15th, of September, and 7th. of November, to the late Treasury Board, and of the 29th. of December to myself, and to enclose you the first of eight setts of Bills of Exchange, as per list at foot, amounting together to one hundred thousand current Guilders, towards payment of the arrears of...
I expect that this Letter will be delivered to you by Major General Laumoy who will produce to you some others which I have formerly written so as to certify to you that there is no mistake as to the Person. My last to him was of the sixteenth of February mentioning the Necessity of an Application in America for the Object a part of which it is my Intention to effectuate by this Letter. Be...
I recd. on the 19th. your letter of the 14th. of febry. inclosing 23. bills of exchange on acct. of the debt to this country wch. were immediately indorsed & given to the Minister of finance. By yesterday’s French post I acknowleged & answered you letter. To day I recd. your letter of the 19th. of febry. covering the secod. of the said bills. The length of time your two letters have been in...
I gave Mr. Jefferson a Letter of Credit for one thousand Guineas, to enable Coll. Humphries to pay for some swords & Medals which Congress had awarded to eminent Merit. Mr. Jefferson has heretofore drawn on Messrs. Vanden Gores for (6500) six thousand & five hundred french Livres to pay for the swords, & that sum was paid as you advised one in the time of it— Mr. Jefferson has lately applied...
Your letter of the 27th. of December came duly to hand and gave me the agreeable intelligence of your having effected a loan for the United States. This information arrested the progress of the measures I was taking to place in your hands by Remittances from hence a sum equal to the ensuing Installment of the Dutch debt as well as for the payment of Interest up to the first of June...
To all to whom these Presents shall come: Whereas by an Act passed the fourth day of August, in this present year, entitled “An Act making provision for the debt of the United States,” it is, among other things, enacted, That the President of the United States be authorized to cause to be borrowed, on behalf of the United States, a sum or sums, not exceeding in the whole, twelve millions of...
Your letter of the 22d of August informed me that you had opened a loan for six millions of ⟨florins⟩ & it gave me real pleasure as it never could have entered into my mind that any other conditions than those presented & repeated in my several letters authorizing the loan could have been adopted. Your letter of the 25th informs me that you have ⟨presented⟩ other conditions for this loan not...
I acknowlege the receipt of your letters of the first & twenty sixth of September of the last year. Remittances from this country to Amsterdam at the present juncture and with the anticipations here of your possible situation are attended with unusual difficulty and embarrassment. After maturely considering all the modes which occurred to reflection for effecting the payments of principal &...
I received after the departure of the last post your letter of the 8th inst. ⟨I⟩ am really sorry to find that you persist in pretensions which I should have hoped must have been removed by the observations contained in mine of the 3d. instant & of which you acknowlege the receipt. It becomes useless for us to discuss this subject longer. For my part I examined it in all its parts not so much...
On the first day of June in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, appeared before me Pieter Galenus van Hole, Notary of Amsterdam, admitted by the honorable Court of Holland.— His Excellency the honble: John Adams Esqr: Minister plenipotentiary on the part of the United States of America, &c: &c: in quality as especially empowered and authorised by the abovementioned States of...
Since the date of my last letter to you, the Legislature of the United States have passed two Acts, that is to say, on the fourth and twelfth of the present month; by which, among other things, they empower the President to cause to be borrowed on account of the United States Fourteen Millions of Dollars; The execution of which power has been by him committed to me: as will appear by a copy of...
The duplicate of your letter of Dec. 27. has come to my hands with its inclosures. The first has not yet been recieved. I mention this as a guide. In future I will thank you to send under the cover of Mr Humphreys who has returned to Lisbon, such letters as you address me by that route. Your letter informed me of the loan you had opened for the U.S. & by the copy of that you wrote to the Sec....
I have received your favour of the 5 th. of May inclosing a Duplicate of a Letter from the Commissioners of the Board of Treasury to me of the 7 th. of March, the original of this Letter is not come to hand— These Letters Surprized me very much because M r. Rucker had informed him me a fortnight ago that he had orders to pay the Interest both in Holland & France I went yesterday to his House...
I embrace the opportunity by General Marshall one of our Envoys Extraordinary to France to acknowledge the receipt of your kind Letter of the 31st. March. For your kind congratulations on my Election to a new office: and for your friendly wishes for my Success in it I most heartily thank you. Permit me to reciprocate your obliging wishes for the prosperity of our Country , the prosperity of...