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Passy, June 21—79.
I received yours of the 5th. Inst. acqg. me with your Drafts on me for 91,414 l.t. 16. 10. I shall pay them as they appear,— except so much of them as are founded on the Commn. of 5 per Ct. charged in your Accts. on the Delivery of the tobaccos, which I cannot allow being well informed that one per Ct. in such Cases is the Usage and fully sufficient.4 I request therefore that you would retain in your hands and not issue so many of your Drafts as amount to that Difference. I have the honour to be &c.
4. See BF to JA, June 5. BF explained his objections at length in a July 25 letter to Schweighauser (Library of Congress).