Papers of John Adams, volume 13

From Henry Grand, 31 May 1782 Grand, Henry JA


From Henry Grand, 31 May 1782 Grand, Henry Adams, John
From Henry Grand
Paris May the 31st. 17821 Sir
Pursuant to Doctor Franklin's Approbation I have Settled your Account in the only way you could admit of, that is to Say I have given you credit for the sum you ordered to Mr. Dana's Account £6857. 3
adding to that the Ballance I owed you on the 10th. of sept of 2557. 16
makes up a sum of £ 9414. 19
from which there is to be deducted
1st. the £400. making with the charges Bf 4045.2
   at 53 £9158. 14. 3 } 9221. 18. 3
2dly. the two payments made to Chavann de la Giraudiere of 31.4 and 32 63. 4.
I Stant your Debter of £ 193.  . 9

which I request Messrs. Fizeaux Grand & ce. to pay you by Bf 86. 9. I shall be happy to hear you approve of all this.

The Wine is not yet all gone, but I hope very Shortly to be able to give you in an Account of what it cleared.

I forbear talking Politicks till fortune of War presents me with a fairer Opportunity, meantime I remain with great Respect sir Your most obt hble st.

Grand 91

RC (Adams Papers); notation: “6 June 1782 Recd this 86f. 9. of Mr Fizeaux &c for which I gave two Receipts to serve for one. J. Adams.”


With this letter Henry Grand closed the controversy over JA's account that had begun with Grand's letter of 29 Jan. 1781 (vol. 11:87–88). From JA's viewpoint it involved a straightforward transfer of funds to Francis Dana, but considerable confusion resulted when Grand and JA sought to reconcile JA's account. For the correspondence dealing with the matter see the indexes to volumes 11 and 12.