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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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 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
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.