No 37 Charing Cross July 12: 1787
Mr. Collins presents his compliments to Mr Adams begs leave to observe that his Excellency has dated the legality as the 10th. of June instead of the 10th. of July which would destroy its effect in case it should be necessary to exhibit it in a Court of law. Therefore requests he will strike out the word June and interline over it July; And has further to intrude upon His Excellencys indulgence by requesting leave to wait upon him a few minutes on Saturday Morning or any other after that, to mention to him a circumstance that has come out in Evidence upon a Case that has been lately heard before The Commissioners for American Loyalists and as several others of the like nature are now in rotation to be heard thinks it proper that His Excellency should have the earliest Notice as the hardship can be removed if taken in time with a little care in the States of America
P.S. If none of Your Excellencys Secretaries are in the Way please also to strike out the words—"Countersigned by one of our Secretaries"
MHi: Adams Papers.