Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Castries, 28 October 1785

From Castries

Fontainebleau, 28 Oct. 1785. Sends certified copies of two receipts given by John Paul Jones to the treasurer of marine at L’Orient for payment of the shares of prizes claimed by U.S. citizens—105,185₶ 3s. 6d. for the crew of the Alliance and 75,853₶ 18s. 4d., including Jones’ own shares as well as those of the Americans of the Bon Homme Richard and the Pallas.

RC (DLC); 1 p.; in French; in clerk’s hand, signed by Castries; at head of text: “Invalides. [On] lui adresse les copies des recus qui constatent les sommes que Mr. Jones a touché.Tr (DNA: PCC, No. 87, i); in Short’s hand, accompanied by English translation. Tr (DNA: PCC, No. 107, i); also with an English translation. Recorded in SJL as received 1 Nov. 1785. Enclosures (DLC): (1) Copy, certified by Gratien de Comorre, treasurer of marine at L’Orient, of John Paul Jones’ receipts of 18 Aug. and 5 Sep. 1785. Copies with translations are also in DNA: PCC, No. 87, i, and No. 107, i.

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