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I have now to acquaint you that on the 29 Nov r. I accepted a Bill of M r. Tho s. Barclay. N o. 6. (by mistake I suppose it ought to be Number 8) for 200 £ st dated Paris 24 Nov r. 1785 at usance first of the sett in favour of M r. Grand This 13 th. Day of Dec r. I have accepted Two Bills of 200 £ st each drawn by M r. Barclay dated Paris 1 Dec
I am honoured with your Letter of the 23 d of Dec r. and remember very well my giving the Credit for a 1000 £ —It was to pay for swords medals &c for officers, which Coll. Humphries had orders from Congress & their Financier to have made—I informed you of it at the same time—I only gave the power to M r. Jefferson to draw for the Money as Humphry might want it, in order to multiply the...
On the 30 th. of Jan y. I desired Mess rs. Pullers to examine an account of M r. Baker, the Broker, and if they found it right to pay it, amounting to 49 £ ..1 S ..4 d —and charge it to you to be by you charged to the United States of America as Expences of Ministers, being the Charges on the Importation of my the remainder of my Baggage On Feb y. 1
inclosed is a Letter from the Board of Treasury, which I am to transmit to you. on the 20. Feb. I drew an order for fifty Guineas in favour of Coll Smith to bear his Expences to and from Paris, on the public Service of the United States. on march 11. I accepted a Bill of M r Barclay in favour of the order of M r Grand for one hundred Pounds Sterling at 30 days Sight. 1 st. of the sett. marked...
On the 27 of April, I accepted a Bill of John Lamb dated Barcelona, March 7. 1786. for 300 £ Ster g. at double Usance, in favour of Etienne Drouilhet & C o. Bankers or order—first of the sett—indorsed to the order of James Sutton & C o —Accepted N o. 5. dated March 8. 1786—in all other particulars like the preceeding. May 7. accepted a Bill of M r. Barclay dated Madrid April 15. 1786 for 250 £...
I have received your favour of the 5 th. of May inclosing a Duplicate of a Letter from the Commissioners of the Board of Treasury to me of the 7 th. of March, the original of this Letter is not come to hand— These Letters Surprized me very much because M r. Rucker had informed him me a fortnight ago that he had orders to pay the Interest both in Holland & France I went yesterday to his House...
The Letter in which this is inclosed, I received open yesterday—open for my Inspection—The Bill of Exchange drawn by M r. Morris for 144.000 florins, will I hope be some relief to you Our Secretary of State for foreign affairs informs me on the 7 th. of April that twelve of the States had granted the Impost New York only remained to come in—And it is not likely the Legislature of that State...
I am really very much obliged to you for your civil and friendly Letter of the 16. of this Month. and I believe I did put too Strong an interpretation on the Expressions of your former Letter—By the last post I sent you a Letter from the Board of Treasury, with a Bill of Exchange for 144.000 florins which I hope you have received—I am with great esteem Gentlemen / &c &c
I was honoured by the receipt of yours of the 9 th. ins t. & agreable to your request have signed the Bond N o. 4543. of the Loan raised for amount of the U.S. of A dated 11 th. of June 1782. have committed it to the Care of M r. Daniel Parker—I am Yours
I do myself the honour to inclose a Letter to you from the Board of Treasury, which I hope contains an answ r. to the Question you put to me in your last Letter— But if it unfortunately should not resolve that difficulty, you must determine it according to your own Judgement, for the best Interest and Honour of the United States—I agree with you in opinion—, that it will be best to pay the...
I have this moment the honor of your Letter the 12 th. of Dec r. I am not able to say what orders Congress may give about the farther disposition of the remaining part of the 80.000 Dollars but I am of your opinion that the Treasury board directed the payment of the premiums in new Bonds from an apprehension they should not be able to provide timely for the february interest, I know of no...
I gave Mr. Jefferson a Letter of Credit for one thousand Guineas, to enable Coll. Humphries to pay for some swords & Medals which Congress had awarded to eminent Merit. Mr. Jefferson has heretofore drawn on Messrs. Vanden Gores for (6500) six thousand & five hundred french Livres to pay for the swords, & that sum was paid as you advised one in the time of it— Mr. Jefferson has lately applied...
The Letter from the Board of Treasury of the 4. of April, in which this is inclosed, I received open, on Fryday, together with the Bills for 75,000 Guilders mentioned in it. I went immediately to Mr Ruckers House with them: but no one was at home, but a Servant, who told me, his Master and Mistress were in the country, and the Clerk not at home. On Saturday, I went again. The Clerk was then at...
Since my Letter to you this Morning, I have thought it most prudent to send you the original bills and Send Back the Protests only to the Board of Treasury.—You will consider what is best to be done. The Board of Treasury will be responsible to you, and you will please to write them the result of your reflections upon the Business. I need not say to you that these bills must again be presented...
I have this Moment, four o Clock, your Letter of the 4.—I have this forenoon Sent to the Post Office two Letters for you. The Board of Treasury have not been unmindful of you: but you will See, that I am miserably disappointed. The interest must at all Events be paid at the day, if possible. You must, I think be convinced, that before another Year, there can be no difficulty. Can a new Loan be...
In answer to yours of the 15th. I have only to say I shall leave all to your Judgment MHi : Adams Papers.
I have this moment received your letter of the 18th. That Congress will most cheer fully allow you interest for the money, you may advance there can be no doubt. I will come to Amsterdam as soon as possible, but as I shall probably to by way of Calais, I may be a few days later than you presume, but they shall be, as few as possible. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
On the first day of June in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, appeared before me Pieter Galenus van Hole, Notary of Amsterdam, admitted by the honorable Court of Holland.— His Excellency the honble: John Adams Esqr: Minister plenipotentiary on the part of the United States of America, &c: &c: in quality as especially empowered and authorised by the abovementioned States of...
I have the Pleasure to inform you that after an irksome Journey and Voyage, I arrived happily at this Place, on Saturday. Yesterday I recd the inclosed Duplicate from the Board of Treasury, and had the two Bills presented and protested, which are inclosed, being the Seconds of the Sett protested Sometime ago, which you have recd. I hope all is quiet with you & remain &c MHi : Adams Family...
Inclosed is a Duplicate and Triplicate of my Letter to the Secretary of State Mr. Jay, which I shall Send tomorrow by Mr. Fox who goes by the French Packett. You will be so good as to Send another English Copy of the Contract, inclosed with the Duplicate and another with the Triplicate. I hope all is well in your City and Republick, and / Remain with great Esteem Gentlemen / Your most obedient...
In Consequence of a Representation from Mr. Dumas, in his Letter to me of the 10th. of July, and also of a Representation from His Excellency Mr. Jefferson, these are to authorize you to pay Mr. Dumas his salary once in six months, according to the act of Congress of 14th. Octr. 1785. & charge it to the United States untill further orders from Congress, their Board of Treasury, or Gentlemen...
Congress on the twenty fourth of july resolved that Mr Dumas be permitted to occupy and reside in the House of the United States at the Hague, untill a Minister of the United States Shall arrive there or untill the further orders of Congress. and that Mr Adams do direct Such Repairs to be made, at the Expence of the United States to the Said House, as may be really necessary to render it...
having understood with much anxiety and Concern the unfortunate and critical situation of Public affairs in your Republick and particularly in Amsterdam, and considering the Accidents that may Happen, it has appeared to me most safe and Prudent both for the Public and for you as well as myself that the Money you have on Hand or may receive Should be lodged in the Bank of Amsterdam at least...
Please to send me the Bills on Mr. Rucker as soon as possible, that I may present them for Payment at the day & have them protested if not paid. Yours MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have received the Letter, you did me the honor to write me, on the 9th. of this month: informing me that His Excellency Mr. Jefferson has applied to you to honour his orders monthly for about five thousand Livres, and that he has already drawn B.ƒ. 5492:14, which you have accepted & paid, and desiring my directions for your Justification— As these orders of Mr: Jefferson are for the monthly...
I yesterday received from the secretary of State for the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Ratification of Congress to our last loan, dated the Eleventh Day of october last. I do myself the Honour to transmit this ratification to you herewith inclosed, and I hope it will prove satisfactory I should be glad to hear from you Gentlemen of your safe receipt of it by the return of post, & in the...
I last night received your favour of the 25th. of last month—Mr. Jefferson has received lately by Commodore Jones further proceedings of Congress, which perhaps may have altered his sentiments of the propriety of paying off the 51.000 Florins to Mr. Fizeau & Co: As I apprehend Congress have made a different arrangement for that purpose—For myself, Gentlemen, I should be glad with all my heart...
With much Pleasure did I receive your friendly and obliging Letter of the 21 of August, and your kind congratulations on my arrival at my home, although in the fourteen years of the best Part of my Life, which has been devoted to the Public Service, my private fortune has been much injured and the Prospects of my children greatly obscured yet, I cannot but reflect on them with Pleasure, as...