Note on the Public Debt
May. 12. Lear called on me to-day. Speaking of the lowness of stocks (16/) I observed it was a pity we had not money to buy on publick account.—He said yes, and that it was the more provoking as 2 millions had been borrowed for that purpose and drawn over here, and yet were not here. That he had no doubt those would take notice of the circumstance whose duty it was to do so.—I suppose he must mean the President.
MS (DLC); entirely in TJ’s hand; partially dated; written on same sheet as “Anas” entries for 6 and 7 May 1793. Entry in SJPL: “[Notes] on money improperly drawn from Europe.” Included in the “Anas.”