From John Hodshon
Amsterdam the 4 Julÿ 1782
By Capt: Trowbridge arrived from Boston received à Letter from our Mutual friend M. Isaak Smith1 with Two Bills on the Honnourable Henry Laurens Esqe. for bf550. Each which presúmed to present your Excellencÿ for Acceptance and request to retúrn the Same.
At same Time Shall be Obliged to your Excellencÿ to be Informed where to present the six Bills for payment falling due the 4 of next Month.
I am on all Occasions with the profoundest Esteem and Consideration His Excellencÿ Your Most Obd: & Much Obligd Servt
RC (Adams Papers).
1. Isaac Smith Sr. was AA’s uncle and a business associate of Hodshon. In 1780 Smith had forwarded a letter through Hodshon to JA at Paris (AFC description begins Adams Family Correspondence, ed. L. H. Butterfield, Marc Friedlaender, Richard Alan Ryerson, Margaret A. Hogan, and others, Cambridge, 1963–?. description ends , 3:285).