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From John Adams to Thomas Barclay, 4 November 1788

Braintree Novr. 4. 1788.

Dear Sir

As I had an opportunity to be made acquainted with your Conduct in the Service of the United States in Holland as well as in France, and in the Negociation with Morocco, I think it my Duty to join my Testimony to the very respectable ones you have obtain’d before, and to say that I have ever thought the Public greatly indebted to your Diligence, Judgement and Integrity in all the Public Departments in which I have known you to act—With great Respect and Sincere affection, I have the honour to be / Sir, / Your most obedient / and most humble Servant

(signed) John Adams

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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