Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Carmichael, 14 August 1788

From William Carmichael

Madrid, 14 Aug. 1788. After examining his accounts with Congress, he has taken liberty of drawing on Willink & Van Staphorst at Amsterdam for 4614ƒ. 3s. 6d. in accordance with TJ’s advice of 3 June. “I transmit you the first setts of Exchange in favor of Messrs. Etienne Drouilhet & Cy. who have constantly supplied me with Money for my necessary expences while they have refused credit to others of the Corps diplomatic and even to a Son of Ld. North who lately passed thro this capital.” Is informing Willink & Van Staphorst of this, and hopes this is agreeable. [Postscript:] After consulting with Messrs. Drouilhet “it appears unnecessary to send the draft … as the Advice of its Amount, &ca. will answer your purpose and that of My Friends here.”

RC (DLC); 2 p.; endorsed; some calculations in TJ’s hand on verso.

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