|Gentlemen.||Grosvenor-Square Westminster. 19th. Augst. 1785.|
I last night recd. yr: favor of the 12th. and I must repeat to you that I still persist in a fixed resolution to have nothing to do with Mr: Parker’s papers and to wholly disapprove of your having anything to do with them, as the Bankers of the United States: As private Gentlemen & private Merchants, you will use your own judgement; but as you act for the public I must insist that you do not meddle with them, without the orders of the Board of Treasury— —
I apprehend, Gent: that Mr: Barclay has a right to call upon every Body, instructed by Congress in Europe, for their Acco’ts: both subsequent to his Commissn: as well as antecedent—I hold myself bound to transmit him mine, & so do all the other Ministers. I should advise you therefore to transmit him yours as soon as possible—His appointment for this purpose has been & still continues to be very usefull to the Public—.
I have the honor to be, Gentlemen, / Yrs: &c: &c: