To William Carmichael
Two copies: Library of Congress
Passy, feb. 22. 1780.
I received with great Pleasure yours of the 25. of January, and shall write to you fully by the first good Oportunity.
I cannot recollect the Name of the Correspondent you mention but I have ordered a Credit of 24000 Livres Tournois to be lodged in Madrid for M. Jay and you, which I suppose you will divide in Proportion to your Appointments. Inclosed are the Letters. I do not seal that for M. Jay, as I have just heard that possibly he may not be gone to Madrid as I imagined with M. Gerard, and you may have Occasion to show it to M. Le Marquis d’Yranda.1
With sincere Esteem & Affection, I am Dear Sir, Your most obedient & most humble servant.
(signed) B. Franklin.
1. Simón de Aragorri y Olavide, marquis d’Yranda, was a Madrid banker associated with Ferdinand Grand: XXV, 9–10; Richard B. Morris et al., eds., John Jay, the Making of a Revolutionary: Unpublished Papers 1745–1780 (New York, Evanston, San Francisco, 1975), p. 748n. See also BF’s letter to Jay of this date.