To Desegray & Cie.5
Copy: Library of Congress
Passy, Jan. 21. 1782.
I have just received the Letter you did me the Honour of writing to me the 9th. Instant.6 I am much obliged to you for the kind assistance you afford to my poor Country-men. Please to accept my thankful Acknowledgements, and I will upon Sight pay your Drafts on me for the Account of your Disbursements. With great Regard I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, &c—
Messrs. Desegray & Co.
5. A St. Malo firm which years earlier had signed itself Desegray, Beaugeard fils & Cie. (XXIV, 315–16; XXVI, 255).
6. Missing, but it concerned their aid to twenty-six American seamen; see the firm’s letter of Feb. 15, below.