Adams Papers

From John Adams to Jean de Neufville & Fils, 19 January 1783

To Jean de Neufville & Fils

Paris Jany. 19. 1783


You favour of the 30 of December, I have recd, as well as the Letter mentioned in it.—1

I am obliged to you Gentlemen, for paying the Interest you mention, which if you please Messrs Willinks Van staphorsts and De la Lande and Fynje will repay you, on Account of the United States.

In order to Save you the Trouble for the future would it not be best to desire the Holders of those Seven obligations, to deliver them to Messrs Willinks &c and take others in stead of them from them.? or at least you may refer them in future to those Houses to receive the Interest.2

I have the Honour to be, very respectfully, Gentlemen your most / obedient &c

LbC (Adams Papers); internal address: “Messrs John De Neufville & son / Amsterdam.”; APM Reel 108.

1The Neufville firm’s letter of 30 Dec. (Adams Papers) referred to a letter of 29 Nov. sent to JA under cover of a letter to Benjamin Franklin. Neither the letter intended for JA nor that to Franklin has been identified.

2Neufville & Fils reported in its 30 Dec. letter that it had paid a half year’s interest on seven outstanding obligations from its failed loan of March 1781. For the result of JA’s recommendation, see the letters exchanged by JA with the loan consortium on 17 and 23 Feb., and 3 March, all below.

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