To Thomas Barclay
Paris August 23. 1783
In Pursuance of the Instructions of Congress, Signified by Mr Morris their Superintendant of Finances, I have the Honour to inclose to you, an Account of the Bills of Exchange, accepted by me, in Holland in the Years 1780. 1781. 1782. & 1783.1
The Account of the Purchase of the Hotel des Etats Unis at the Hague, and of the Sums of Money, I have received, on Account of my Salary, which are all the remaining Accounts I have with the United States, Shall be Sent you in a few Days.
With great Respect and Esteem I have the Honour to be, Sir, your / most obedient and most humble Servant
LbC (Adams Papers); internal address: “The Honourable Thomas Barclay Esq / Consul General of the United States of / America, in France.”; M/JA/18, APM Reel 192.
1. The account that JA enclosed was a current copy of the running account he kept of the bills of exchange he accepted in Holland from 1780 to 1784 (M/JA/18, APM Reel 192).