To Edmund Randolph
January 12. 1795.
In reply to your letter of the 10. instant I am to inform you, that I have this day accepted the French minister’s draught for Thirty thousand Dollars in addition to the Forty thousand, for which he drew upon me a few days since.1 I have also further to add, that there is now no obstacle with this Department to accept drafts (including those abovementioned) for the amount of the Instalments accruing in September and November next,2 making together Two millions five hundred thousand Livres.
I have the honor to be Sir, With great respect & esteem Your most obedient servant
The Secretary of State
Copy, Arch. des Aff. Etr., Corr. Pol., Etats-Unis description begins Transcripts or photostats from the French Foreign Office deposited in the Library of Congress. description ends , Supplement Vol. 20; copy, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.
2. The payment in September was the installment due on the 1782 loan from France of eighteen million livres. The November payment was the installment due on the 1782 loan from France of ten million livres.