Adams Papers

From John Adams to Thomas Wren, 21 April 1787

Grosvr. Sqr. April 21st. 1787

Dr. Sir—

Your Letter of yesterday 2. oclock by express was delivered to me this morning—I waited on the secretary of State, at eleven & communicated the Papers to Mr. Fraser—Lord Carmarthen not being there—Mr. Fraser was desirous of doing whatever could be legally done, to detect & punish such infamous Practices. Mr. Mowbray’s Letter <does him> & his whole conduct on this occasion does him honor.—They shew him to be a man of honor & integrity as well as sense & Prudence, Mr. Fraser advised me to consult with Sir Sampson Wright—I went to his office but he was not at home & I shall see him this evening—The Worthy Justice of the Peace Mr. Carter I hope will detain the Box blocks & other materials as well as the Bills struck off if there are any—it is of importance if possible to discover, who is the Rogue & who are his accomplices, If any evidence appears of his passing any Bills counterfieted he might be prosecuted as a criminal—But without that I am afraid, nothing further can be done than detain the tools & Bills. Whatever expences is incurred or may be incurred by you in this Business, I will pay in behalf of the United States—

with great esteem &c

J. A—

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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