Comment on 24.4.1804
The sum was transferred by a bill of exchange, see more about bills in Monetary Units.
However, Thorvaldsen did not cash the money via a bill on the commercial house of Cutler & Heigelin in Naples as he here writes that he intends to do. Instead he must have arranged with Herman Schubart – who was also in Naples at this time – to draw a bill on him in order to enable him to redeem the bill later at a more favourable price in Toscana. See more about this matter in The Only Price I Charge.
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