Thomas Jefferson Papers

III. Questions on the Application of France, 12 February 1793

III. Questions on the Application of France

Questions arising on the application of France for 3. millions of
livres to be sent in Provisions to France.

  • 1. Has the Legislature furnished the money?
  • 2. is that money in it’s place, or has it been withdrawn for other purposes?
  • 3. if it has, should we not take the first proper occasion of rectifying the transaction by repaying the money to those for whom the law provided it?
  • 4. is the application from France for an arrearage, or an advance?
  • 5. have we money any where at command to answer this call?
  • 6. if we have not, should we not procure it by loan under the act for borrowing 12. Millions?
  • Whether and How far we may venture to pay in advance?

Feb. 12. 1793.

MS (DLC: Washington Papers); entirely in TJ’s hand. PrC (DLC). Enclosed in Document ii above.

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