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Montmozin discusses international finance and US debt with Otto

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CollectionPierpont Morgan Library: Henry Knox Papers view image
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Date January 27, 1791
Author Name M. de Montmozin (primary)
Recipient Name Louis Otto (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses United States' debt.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
Document Notes Letter in French, translation attached.
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Related Persons/Groups Otto; Montmozin; General Washington; Jefferson; Short; Schweizer; Otto; de Montmozin; ;
Related Places United States; Holland; America; France;
Keywords resolve to agree to the same; we submit our own conveniences to those of the United States; cannot yet determine the proposed operation should prove to be contrary; not our intention to insist; translation; endeavoured to engage us to transfer our claims to foreigners we refused it from apprehensions of doing any thing disagreeable to Congress; consist to fill a loan which this assembly decreed; recommend this case to your zeal and prudence; natural for us to wish on account of the contracted situation of our finances; may meet with the view of general Washington; motives which have determined the latter not to accept of their commission; part he must have taken in requesting the direction of the President of the United States; observe their correspondence; bankers; offer of those individuals to charge themselves with the bank which congress has opened in Holland particularly to pay our demands; copy of a letter; minister of the king for the department of foreign affairs; king in america; transmit to you; several documents; ;
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