Adams Papers

From John Adams to Thomas Barclay, 23 August 1783

To Thomas Barclay

Paris August 23. 1783


In Pursuance of the Instructions of Congress, Signified by Mr Morris their Superintendant of Finances, I have the Honour to inclose to you, an Account of the Bills of Exchange, accepted by me, in Holland in the Years 1780. 1781. 1782. & 1783.1

The Account of the Purchase of the Hotel des Etats Unis at the Hague, and of the Sums of Money, I have received, on Account of my Salary, which are all the remaining Accounts I have with the United States, Shall be Sent you in a few Days.

With great Respect and Esteem I have the Honour to be, Sir, your / most obedient and most humble Servant

John Adams

LbC (Adams Papers); internal address: “The Honourable Thomas Barclay Esq / Consul General of the United States of / America, in France.”; M/JA/18, APM Reel 192.

1The account that JA enclosed was a current copy of the running account he kept of the bills of exchange he accepted in Holland from 1780 to 1784 (M/JA/18, APM Reel 192).

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