Gouverneur Morris to William Short58
Paris, August 9, 1792. “I have yours of the fourth but this being Thursday I can but barely acknowlege it. In my last of the sixth I requested you to cause bf 1.625.000 to be paid to Messieurs Hoguer Grand et Compagnie which I now confirm. By a strange Fatality it happens that untill the present Hour I have not had the desired Meeting with the Minister of the Marine.59 Many appointments have been made in every one of which he has fail’d.…”
58. ALS (extract), William Short Papers, Library of Congress.
59. The Minister of Marine from July 21 to August 10, 1792, was François Joseph Gratet Dubouchage.