Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Adams, 10 June 1782

From John Adams

AL (draft): Massachusetts Historical Society

Amsterdam June 10. 1782


I have the Honour to inform you, that I have this day drawn upon you, in favour of Messrs Fizeau Grand & Co for the Amount of Six hundred and twenty five Pounds sterling being for my Salary, for one Quarter of a Year, which you will please to charge to the United States, according to the Resolutions of Congress.8 I hope I shall not have occasion to draw upon your Excellency for any further Sums for my Salary, because although I have no Sanguine Hopes of obtaining a Loan very Suddenly, for any very large sum, yet I am led to expect some what.

I have the Honour &c

His Excellency Benjamin Franklin Esq.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Ferdinand Grand paid the bill on July 20: Account XXVII (XXXII, 4).

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