Adams Papers

Thomas Barclay to John Adams, 13 Jun. 1786

Mogadore 13 June 1786,

Dear Sir

I wrote you and Mr Jefferson the last by a Vessel Bound from hence to Liverpool, a Copy of which go’s by this Conveyance to Cadiz—At present I have little to add but that our Journey to Morocco has been postponed by the Governor untill Tomorrow at Sunrise, and that of this Date I have valued on you in Favor of Mrs Barclay at usance for one Hundred Pounds Sterg which please to Honor and place to Account of the United states

I have been obliged to make presents here to All the Kings officers from the Governor Down to the Two Rascalls who work at the Customs House, In the Custom House the Amount of the whole perhaps 600 Dollars—This is no more than one Introduction, and as Matters End as they <will> [may], the Expence will be Considerable we have only a small Escort of 30 soldiers with the Governor of Morocco to Conduct Us, Things are great and small by Comparison—The Marquis of Vialli had upwards of 400 to Accompany him. My Best wishes attend your Ladies and your self being Always / Dear Sir / your affec. & obliged / Humble serv.—

Thos Barclay

RC (MHi: Adams Papers).

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