Adams Papers

To John Adams from Thomas Barclay, 10 February 1787

Alicante 10th February 1787

Dear Sir,

I think I have a Right now to put you in mind of an old Debt which You owe me, and for which, as I do not desire You to Pay me whole, I will be Content to give you a Discharge in full, on Receipt of one Twentieth Part, and if you will write me a few lines to the Care of Mr. Carmichael, I will record it in place of all the letters I have Troubled you with since my Departure from France.

The Truth is I am Extremely anxious for your Opinion of my Negociations at Morocco, I hope I need not tell you that I am ambitious of the Approbations of all Good and Virtuous Men, and that Your favorable Opinion and Friendship has ever been held precious by me—

Of this Date I have Valued on you as Ten Days[. . .]

[. . .] [. . .] 150
Wm. Fredn. 50
Mrs Barclay 50
Making together Two Hundred and fifty Pounds Sterling, which please to honor and apply to me [. . .] of the United States. I Believe this will nearly or altogether Close the remains of my Credit, But you will oblige me Very much if you will Desire the Banker to make out an Account of all the Bills and [Accounts] he has paid for my [. . .], and send it to me that I may Compare it with my memorandums and Ascertain a matter which Mr Grand Cannes [. . .] In this[. . .] the Second Journey of Col. Franks to London has no Concern, it belongs entirely to Mr. Lambs Department. Believe me with Best Wishes for Everything that Relates to you, and with Comps. to Mrs. Adams I am Dear Sir Your Affectionate—

Tho. Barclay

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