Adams Papers

To John Adams from Jean de Neufville & Fils, 24 May 1782

From Jean de Neufville & Fils

Amsterdam 24th. May 1782


In handing your Excellcy.’s Newspapers received per the mail which arived this day from England, we add thereto an Accot. receivd. at the same time from the Dutch Consul at Plymouth with receipts for moneys paid to some prisoners in Mill prison by your directions transmitted him thro’ us.1 Said gentleman makes a request to us, to apply to your Excellency on behalf of a Revd. Mr. Mendes, to which all we can do is to enclose said letter for your perusal, requesting it may be return’d us afterwards with the Accot. annex’d the amount of which we have placed to the debit of that of your Excellency with us.2

With all due respects We have the honor to be Your Excellency’s Mo. Obed. Humble servts.

John de Neufville & Son

RC (Adams Papers).

1For the final accounting on payments to the prisoners of war, see de Neufville & Fils’ letter to JA of 14 June and its enclosure, below.

2JA returned the enclosed letter and account from Mr. Pjasink with his reply of 1 June, below. Although it is not mentioned, the de Neufvilles may also have enclosed C. Mends’ letter of 2 May, above.

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