From J. F. Frin & Cie.
Paris, 14 Feb. 1789. M. Dechezaulx, French consul at Bergen, Norway, states that either TJ or LeRay de Chaumont holds at least 4,000 payable to his account. The latter is absent, but his secretary says the matter is more properly TJ’s affair, as involving Americans. Frin & Cie. ask TJ to remit the sum if he has it so that they can honor the consul’s drafts, of which two amounting to about 1,800 have already been suspended for lack of funds. Ask TJ to inform them without delay of his intentions.
RC (DLC); in French; 1 p.; below signature: “Banquiers ruë du Carousel”; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 14 Feb. 1789.