[dateline] Passy Octr. 27. 1778
We have received yours of the 27th of September,1
and approve of your Proceedings relative to the Cargo of the Therese, and if any
Thing further is necessary for Us to do in that Business you will be so good as to
We are of opinion that you should sign the Receipt to Mr. Williams, copy of which
you transmitted Us, as far as the Words United States, inclusively—omitting all that
If any Demands should arrise against Mr. Williams, in any of the offices or for any
Articles of Reperation, which, by any Contracts he made while agent for the Commissioners,
he ought to discharge, he will notify Us of it, and We shall take Care that Justice
be done: But We apprehend it would not be convenient, to involve you in the Trouble
of settling such Demands.
As to the Request of the Directeur <of> des Ferms, you are desired to give him, and send to Us, an Account of the Quantity
of Tobacco delivered him: and leave the Price, which is settled by the Contract. However
We desire you to let Us know the Customary Price of Tobacco at Markett at the Time
when this was delivered.
Mr. Bondfield and Mr. Haywood, have made Us an offer of a Vessell upon Freight to
We refer his Proposals to you and if you find his Proposals reasonable, you will
please to contract with him for the freight of such Quantity of Effects belonging
to the United States, as are now in Mr. Williams Hands or your own. You will first
however receive them from Mr. Williams.