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To John Adams from Sylvanus Bourne, 15 August 1790

Boston Augt 15th 1790

Dr Sir—

Observing by the Papers that you are one of the Commrs: appointed for purchasing part of the public Debt at Markett in which you will <doubtless> probably wish to employ an agent—if this Should be the Case—Mr Woodward occurred to my mind as a person well calculated for such an employ—both for integrity & a thourough acquaintance in this kind of business—having been for a long enrolled in the list of speculators in Boston & with reputation—Should it be convenient to employ him as an agent while you will Serve the publick—you will also confer an essential favour on a meritorious Individual—

I am at a loss to determine why the Consular Bill has been Short of Sight—it will prevent my Departure for some time.

I have the honour to be with great / Respect Yr Ob Servt

Silva Bourne

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