Paying Our Debt to France

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Date February 25, 1793
Author Name Thomas Jefferson (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name George Washington (primary)
Summary In response to the request of the President to assess the application to redress the debt to France in an amount equivalent to three million livres, Jefferson, Knox, and Randolph favor providing the whole amount. Hamilton argues that the sum should not exceed $318,000 because of the effect of depreciation.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Source Collection: Printed Version only

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