To Gérard de Rayneval
LS:7 Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; copy: Library of Congress
Passy, Feb. 2. 1782
I now send for M. le Comte de Vergennes, the Letter you were so kind as to advise relating to the Dutch Loan.8 and I beg you would procure a Note from his Excellency to M. de Fleury, for the Payment of 500,000 £s to M. Grand,9 where it is immediately wanted, he being already near 300,000 l.t. in Advance for us.
With great & sincere Esteem I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Sert.
M. Gerard de Rayneval
7. In WTF’s hand.
8. BF to Vergennes, Feb. 1, above.
9. BF signed a loan certificate for 500,000 l.t. on Feb. 8; see our annotation of Vergennes’ Dec. 31 Letter.