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James Monroe to Thomas Boylston Adams

11 Dec. 1795

Sir. Paris Decr: 11. 1795.

I was favd. with yours of the 4th. instt: yesterday upon the subject of the Bill of Dallarde & Swan upon that House here in favor of the U. States for 120.000 Dols & to wh I give an immediate reply.

The Bill was accepted & finally paid, the Amt whereof is now in possession of Mr: Skipwith Consul Genl for the U. States here. Demand was made for permission to export it, the moment it was reced: [. . .] to which an ansr was delayed on acct of the change of the Govt. and temporary derangement, which followed untill the other day, when the escort which was demanded to accompany it was refused, and no notice taken of so much of the demand as respected the exportation. I am now endeavoring to obtain a decision on that point, and if obtained favorably, shall send it in the best manner possible. But this will consume time; none however that can be prevented. I sincerely wish you could draw on me for it. Money is always more valuable here than bills on foreign Countries some times 10. 15. & 20 pr cent; of course I should infer bills might be negotiated on me to advantage. I shall not relax my efforts but beg you to draw if possible. &ca &ca &ca

LbC in the hand of Thomas Boylston Adams (CtHi: Wolcott Papers), enclosure in TBA to Oliver Wolcott, 6 Jan. 1796; internal address: “James Monroe Esqr to T. B. Adams.”

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