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Abdelhack Fennish to the American Commissioners, 16 Jul. 1786

Morocco the 16th. July 1786

Grace to God who is the sole Unity—Whose Kingdom is the only existing one.

To their Excellencies John Adams & Thomas Jefferson Esqrs..—this is to acquaint you that I am ordered by the Emperor my master (whom God preserve) to acknowlege the reciept of your letter signed at London & Paris on the first & eleventh of October 1785, which has been delivered into his own hands by the Honble. Thomas Barclay Esqr., who came to this court in order to negociate an amicable peace between my master (whom God preserve) and all his dominions, & those of the United States of America. This matter has been happily concluded to the satisfaction of all parties. The contents of this Treaty you will learn from your Envoy the said Thomas Barclay to whom his Imperial has delivered it, together with a letter for the United States.

I have likewise his Imperial Majesty’s orders to assure you of his entire approbation of the conduct of your Envoy, who has behaved himself with integrity & honor since his arrival in our country appearing to be a person of good understanding, and therefore His Imperial Majesty has been graciously pleased to give him two honorable favorable & unparelleled audience, signifying His Majesty’s perfect satisfaction at his conduct.

As I am charged with the affairs of your country at this court, I can assure you that I will do all that lies in my power to promote the friendly intercourse that is so happily begun; & of the assistance I have already given in your affairs your Envoy will acquaint you, & concluding I do sincerely remain, Morocco the first day of the blessed Month of Ramadan 1200.

(Signed) the servant of the King my Master (whom / God preserve)

Taher Ben Abdelhack Fennish.

PCC, No. 91, I.

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