Alicante 10th February 1787
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[. . .]
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MHi: Adams Papers.