To Burrill Carnes
Paris Jan. 6. 1788.
The Continental book of accounts in possession of Mr. Ast contains I presume only the accounts settled by Mr. Barclay. That of Schweighauser & Dobreé is put into a separate channel, and moreover is not yet a settled account. I think therefore it need not incur the delay of going to Lorient, but should come on to me directly by the first proper conveiance. You will be so good as to inform me how to repay some small disbursements you have incurred relative to these arms. I am with much esteem Sir your most obedt. humble servt.,
This letter is apparently an answer to a letter from Carnes to TJ, 5 Jan. 1788, which is recorded in SJL Index but has not been found.