Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Willink & Van Staphorst, 16 May 1788

To Willink & Van Staphorst

Paris May 16. 1788.


This serves to advise you that I have this day drawn on you for thirty six thousand florins banco divided into seven bills of exchange as specified below, paiable at ten days sight to the order of Messieurs Grand & co. which be pleased to honour and charge the same to the United states of America. I have the honour to be Gentlemen Your most obedient & most humble servt.,

Th: Jefferson

One bill for six thousand florins 6000ƒ
One do. for five thousand eight hundred 5800 
One do. for five thousand six hundred 5600 
One do. for five thousand four hundred 5400 
One do. for five thousand two hundred 5200 
One do. for five thousand one hundred 5100 
One do. for two thousand nine hundred 2900 

PrC (DLC). Although dated the 16th, this letter of advice was evidently written on the 14th and postdated as were the bills of exchange (see Grand & Cie. to TJ, 14 May 1788).

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