From Mason Locke Weems
London May 14 1784
Your Excellency’s very Friendly Letter of the 22 April is safely come to hand, for which be pleased to accept my warmest thanks. a poor Acknowledgement truly for so Signal a favour.1 The Honourble Mr Laurens advises me to proceed immediately to Copenhagen But his Lordship the Bishop of St Asaph, thinks I might as well Stay a few Weeks longer, and see whether or no Parliament will pass an Act for ordaining American Candidates without exacting the Oath. My very Generous Friend Mr Johnson thinks a Letter from your Excellency or some Illustrious Personage of your Acquaintance, to a Danish Bishop would do me much Service.2 this would be a favour of such Magnitude, as to surpass my Gratitude to Say how much it would Oblige
Your Excellency’s very Sincer / Friend & Servt.
Be pleased to direct your Letter to me at No 8 Quality Court Chancery Lane
RC (Adams Papers); internal address: “His Excellency Mr Adams.—”
2. JA enclosed a passport rather than a letter of introduction when he responded to Weems on 19 May (LbC, APM Reel 107).