Adams Papers

John Adams to Wilhem & Jan Willink and Nicolaas and Jacob van Staphorst, May 1786

Grosvenor Square May 9th. 1786.


On the 27 of April, I accepted a Bill of John Lamb dated Barcelona, March 7. 1786. for 300[£] Sterg. at double Usance, in favour of Etienne Drouilhet & Co. Bankers or order—first of the sett—indorsed to the order of James Sutton & Co—Accepted No. 5. dated March 8. 1786—in all other particulars like the preceeding.

May 7. accepted a Bill of Mr. Barclay dated Madrid April 15. 1786 for 250[£] stg. in favour of the order of Etienne Drouilhet & Co. at usance 1. of the sett, indorsed to the order of James Sutton & Co. to be paid at the House of Messrs: C. & R. Puller on your Account and to be by you charged to the United States of America.

I am Gentlemen your humble / Servant

John Adams.

LbC (MHi: Adams Papers).

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