To Jedediah Huntington
Treasury Department, November 6, 1789. “I have this day drawn on you in favor of Mr James Watson1 the sum of One Thousand Dollars in a sole Bill of Exchange. You will be pleased to pay the said sum, and transmit the Bill in Lieu of Specie to the Treasurer of the united states.…”
ALS, New London County Historical Society, New London, Connecticut.
1. Watson, a New York merchant and financier and a member of the firm of Watson and Greenleaf, had been a commissary in the American Revolution.