Adams Papers

From John Adams to Jan Willink, 28 February 1787

Grosvr. square Feby. 28th. 1787.


I gave Mr. Jefferson a Letter of Credit for one thousand Guineas, to enable Coll. Humphries to pay for some swords & Medals which Congress had awarded to eminent Merit. Mr. Jefferson has heretofore drawn on Messrs. Vanden Gores for (6500) six thousand & five hundred french Livres to pay for the swords, & that sum was paid as you advised one in the time of it—

Mr. Jefferson has lately applied for the remainder, in order to pay for the Medals which <Congress> are now finished but Messrs.Vander Gores Judge fresh orders from you necessary.

This is therefore to desire you to furnish to Mr. Jefferson or Mr. Grand, a sum on account of the United States which added to the six thousand 500 Livres tournois, before advanced for this purpose may compleat the sum of one thousand Guineas.

Mr. Grand in case of Mr. Jeffersons absence will recieve the Money and pay the Workmen.

I am

J. A.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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