Grosvr. Sqr. April 21st. 1787
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
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.