Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to the Board of Trade, 9 and 12 November 1779

To the Board of Trade

In Council Nov. 9. 1779.

The board are of opinion that Colo. Le Maire’s expences of £15,545 livres 14 sous be paid in current money at the exchange of 20 for 1. and that £2000 be allowed him for his expences from Boston to this day.

Th: Jefferson

In Council Nov. 12. 1779

On further consideration the board thinks Mr. Le Maire shoud be allowed 27. livres a day for 430 days to be paid in currency at a rate not exceeding twenty five for one.

Th: Jefferson

RC (CSmH). The instructions of both 9 and 12 Nov. were written below the text of the recipient’s copy of Board of Trade to TJ, 9 Nov. 1779.

See also TJ to Board of Trade, 6 Nov. 1779 (first letter to the Board of that date); Board of Trade to TJ, 13 Nov. 1779.

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