Adams Papers

Thomas Boylston Adams to John Adams, 9 June 1793

Thomas Boylston Adams to John Adams

Philadelphia 9th: June 1793—

Dear sir,

I have procured the Warrant from the Treasury for the payment of D 1250. and taken two Orders on the Branch Bank at Boston in the name of my Brother. One for Dls800. & the other for Dls1,190, which will be paid him on demand, on your behalf. The surplus I have reserved for the following purposes. Viz For five months Board Dls66. 50Cts; One hundred Dls sent to my Brother Charles; For two Quarters Store Rent Dls 36. For nine Doz of Porter Dls 16. For myself Dls 41— 50Cts— Or, to state it in a more Mercantile way—

Dlls Cts
To Charles at NYork 100
For five months Board for myself 66 50
For two quarters Store Rent for the furniture 36
For Nine Doz of Porter 16
For myself 41 50
Dls 260 "  0

I have inclosed the Orders to my Brother John;1 he will be upon the Spot, and can transmit the money to you at Quincy without delay; As they are drawn in favor of my Brother, no Indorsment will be necessary on your part. My good Quaker Landlady is upon the point of giving up house keeping, which has obliged me to seek another residence— I have found one at another Quaker house, but at a higher price than before— They demand at the rate of seventy five pounds Pr Ann. and I was under the necessity of closing with the terms, as I could hear of no place equally reasonable— The situation is much preferable to that which I left, & my accomodations are better; but I did not make the exchange from choice. The name of the Family is (Staal) they bear a very respectable character, and are to appearance civil folks—2

I must apologize for troubling you with my personal concerns— I hope my next letter may contain more interesting matter.

Presenting my best love to all friends / I subscribe / your affectionate son

Thomas B Adams

RC (Adams Papers); internal address: “The Vice President of the U,S.”

1Not found.

2China merchant John Stall Sr. and his wife, Frances, operated a boardinghouse at 72 North Third Street in Philadelphia (Rush, Letters description begins Letters of Benjamin Rush, ed. L. H. Butterfield, Princeton, 1951; 2 vols. description ends , 2:688–689, 747; Philadelphia Directory description begins Philadelphia Directory [title varies], issued annually with varying imprints. description ends , 1793, Evans, description begins Charles Evans and others, American Bibliography: A Chronological Dictionary of All Books, Pamphlets and Periodical Publications Printed in the United States of America [1639–1800], Chicago and Worcester, 1903–1959; 14 vols. description ends No. 25585; U.S. Census, 1790 description begins Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, Washington, 1907–1908; 12 vols. description ends , Penn., p. 222).

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