Berlin 15. July 1800.
My dear brother.
On the 10th: of last month I wrote you a letter, informing you that I had remitted to Mr. King, our Minister at London five hundred pounds sterling, and authorizing you to draw upon him to that amount—I likewise gave you directions for the employment of the money.—I have now remitted to him five hundred pounds more, for which I hereby authorize you in like manner to draw upon him, and which you will employ according to the same directions—Still making it an object of your special attention to buy me if occasion should offer, a good, habitable, and profitable, brick house in Boston.
I sent a duplicate of my letter of June 10th: and hope that one of them at least will soon reach you—I particularly recommended to you to take a favourable opportunity for exchange, which I think most probably will be in the month of September—I suppose that before its expiration you will receive this, and thus be enabled to draw for the whole sum at an advantageous rate. My former agent to whom I repeatedly gave a similar recommendation always neglected it, in conformity with the rest of his management of my affairs—But I know that you will be at least as tenacious to my interest, as if it were your own. You may draw your bills at as short a sight as you please.
John Q. Adams
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