Adams Papers

John Adams to John Jay, 12 Dec. 1785

Grosvenor Square Decr. 12. 1785

Dear Sir

I have at length an Official Answer from the Marquis of Carmarthen, in his Letter to me of the 9th of this month, Copy of which is inclosed together with a Copy of a Copy of a Letter from the Lords of the Admiralty of the 7th. to his Lordship. I wish I might expect as Seasonable an Answer to my Memorial of the 30. of Nov.—and all other Letters, Proposals and Memorials.—Their Answer concerning the Sailors is more favourable than I expected, and that respecting Captain Stanhope is as much So.—All the Foreign Ministers here complain, that they cannot get any Answers, from the Ministry respecting Seamen without great difficulty. The Comte De Kageneck [the Imperial Minister] told me, lately that he had memorialed for a Sailor, three Years ago, and had often solicited an Answer, but could not obtain it, to this Day.

With great Respect I am sir your / most obedient & humble sert

John Adams

PCC, No. 84, VI.

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