To George Washington1
[Philadelphia, March 18, 1794]
I certify that the installments which according to the contracts respecting the Debt of France accrue in the present year are 1,500,000 livres on the 3rd of September, and 1,000,000 of livres on the 5th of November; which, was there no anticipation, would be payable on those days respectively. The amount anticipated, there being some unsettled items, cannot be pronounced until a definitive settlement shall have been had.
Secy of the Treasy
LS, RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–1795, Messages Transmitting Reports of the Secretary of State, National Archives.
1. This letter was enclosed in a report which Washington sent to Congress on March 18, 1794 (ALS, RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–1795, Messages Transmitting Reports of the Secretary of State, National Archives). For background to this letter, see “Cabinet Meeting. Opinion on a Request for Payment of Installments on the French Debt,” March 11, 1794.