To Nicolas van Staphorst
Paris May 28. 1788.
I have this moment received a letter from Mr. John Trumbull of London informing me that the bill never came to his hands, which you were so kind as to draw on Herreis of London for £30. sterling or ƒ348.10 in my favor, on the 27th. or 28th of March. I remember that when I was addressing it to Mr. Trumbul, I could not recollect his address with certainty: and I think Mr. Hubbard was so kind as to undertake to put it under cover to your correspondent in London with a request to seek Mr. Trumbul out. I now suppose that I wrote the address of my letter wrong, that he has not been able to find Mr. Trumbul and that the letter therefore still is in his hands. I have accordingly desired Mr. Trumbul to call at Herreis’s. But as I am not sure that it was to Herreis that Mr. Hubbard was so good as to inclose my letter, I have taken the liberty of entering into these details in order to ask your aid in investigating my bill of exchange. I have the honor to be with perfect esteem and respect Sir your most obedient humble servant,