Adams Papers

From John Adams to Jean de Neufville & Fils, 24 November 1781

To Jean de Neufville & Fils

Amsterdam Nov. 24. 1781


I have received your favour of this days date,1 together with four thousand2 florins in cash, 175 being deducted for the 7 Coopons of Interest paid being the amount of four obligations of the United States, disposed of by you. I received at the Same time two obligations with their Coopons, and Seven Coopons for the first half years Interest paid by you. I recd yesterday, by Mr. Thaxter one hundred and forty five obligations, with the Coopons, Signed by me.3

If any opportunity should present of disposing of any more, you may find them here, at any time. I should be obliged to you Gentlemen, if you would let me have the Account of your Charges, Commissions &c, which shall be paid immediately.

I have the Honour &c

LbC (Adams Papers).

1Not found.

2The preceding two words are in John Thaxter’s hand.

3On 23 Nov., JA wrote to Jean de Neufville & Fils requesting that the firm give John Thaxter any obligations signed by JA that had not yet been issued to investors (LbC, Adams Papers). JA’s request may have been prompted by his desire to obtain the money raised by the loan for distribution to escaped prisoners and other Americans seeking his aid. He probably also wanted to clean up the loose ends of the troublesome and grossly undersubscribed loan.

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