[dateline] Passy, Augt. 6. 1781
I some time since gave Orders as you desired to Mr. Grand, to furnish you with a Credit
in Holland for the Remainder of your Salary to November next. But I am now told that
your Account having been mixt with Mr. Dana's, he finds it difficult to know the Sum
due to you. Be pleased therefore to State your Account for two Years, giving Credit
for the Sums you have receiv'd, that an Order may be made for the Ballance.
Upon this Occasion it is right to acquaint you that I do not think we can depend on
receiving any more money here applicable to the Support of the Congress Ministers.
What Aids are hereafter granted, will probably be transmitted by the Government directly
to America. It will therefore be proper to inform Congress, that Care may be taken
to furnish their Servants by Remittances from thence.1
I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient and most humble Servant