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. On 23 Nov.
wrote to Jean de Neufville & Fils requesting that the firm give John Thaxter any
obligations signed by
that had not yet been issued to investors (
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’s request may have been prompted by his desire to obtain the money raised by the
loan for distribution to escaped prisoners and other Americans seeking his aid. He
probably also wanted to clean up the loose ends of the troublesome and grossly undersubscribed