From Thomas Barclay
Paris 9 Aug 1784—
I received your letter by Mr. Bingham and heartily Congratulate you on the happy arrival in England.1
Mr. Jefferson is here, but I have Not heard any thing of Mr. Humphries, nor did I know of the arrival Mr. Jefferson untill late last Night, and therefore have Not Yet seen him—
I shall Endeavor to take Auteuil for you this day, by the Month, as possibly you may Not Chuse to pass the Winter there, and I will Inform you of my success by Next post— you must find your own Linen, Knives and some ther articles— I think I Can get the place for you at about 500 livres per Month, with liberty to quit it at a Months Notice—and upon these terms if I Cannot get better I will Close the Bargain—
Beleive Me sincerely / Dear Sir / Your Mo: Obed serv.
RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “His Excellency / John Adams Esqr. / at the / Hague—”; internal address: “Mr. Adams / at the Hague—”; endorsed: “Mr Barclay. / 9 Aug. 1784.”