London July 8. 1786.
I have rec’d the Letter you did me the Honour to write me the 26. of June. and have looked over Mr. Barclay’s Letters according to your desire,—I find you in a Letter from him dated Paris 22 octr. 1785. these Words. vizt “I wrote you some time ago advising my Draught on you, in favour of Mr. Grand No. 3: for one hundred Pounds sterling. I cannot refer to the date because the Copy is at St. Germains to which place I have removed my family & Papers, where I expect they will remain during my Absence, I heard at Mr. Grands, that my Letter of advice had not reached you, I am now to inform you that I have of this date valued on you in favour of Mr. Grand at 30 day’s sight, or rather at usance, No. 4. two hundred Pounds sterling, which you will please to honor”
Minutes from my Account
Octr. 8:1785. I accepted a Bill of Mr. Barclay, No. 2. for 100 stg.
Ocr. 17. accepted a Bill of Mr. Barclay for 100 stg. 1st. of y[thorn sign]e sett, to y[thorn sign]e order of Mr. Grand
Octr. 31. accepted a Bill of Mr. Barclay for 200 stg. No. 4. first of y[thorn sign]eset to y[thorn sign]e order of Mr. Grand—
Now comparing the foregoing Minutes, with the foregoing extract of Mr. Barclay’s Letter—I suppose the Bill, which I accepted on the 17th. of Octr. is the Bill No. 3—which Mr. Barclay mentions, Is it not?