Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Jay, 1 May 1782

From John Jay

AL (draft): Columbia University Library

Madrid 1 May 1782

Dr Sir

I have this Day drawn upon your Exy three Sets of Bills in Favor of the Marqs D Yranda

for £ 4600   

being the Ballance of principal and Interest due to him on the Sum of one Million seven hundred and Eighty thousand eight hundred and sixty seven Reals of Vellon and twenty six Marevodis, borrowed of him by me on the 11 April 1781 for the purpose of paying a number of Bills of Exchange drawn upon me by order of Congress, payable about that June.

I have the honor to be with great Regard & Esteem Dr Sir Your obliged & obt Servt

His Exy Doctr Franklin
To Dr Franklin 1 May 1782 advisg the dr. of Bills to pay Marqs. D Yranda

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5The sum is in livres tournois. Ferdinand Grand honored the bills on Aug. 9: Account XXVII (XXXII, 4).

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