Adams Papers

From John Adams to Christian Lotter, 10 June 1785

To Christian Lotter

Bath. Hotel. Westminster. 10th. June. 1785.


I am sorry to have given Mr: or Made: Dumas any trouble about my little affairs at the Hotel.1 Their friendship for me would have induced them to take the trouble upon them; but, as it is not necessary, I am sorry I ever hinted to Mr: Dumas any thing about overseeing the packing of my books &c: &c: — But I have written to him & Mr: Willinks that you are to come over with the things. Mr. Willinks will employ Packers to assist you in the business, and I hope for my things as soon as possible, being in great want of them—2

I am in haste, / yrs:

J: A.

LbC in WSS’s hand (Adams Papers); internal address: “Mr: C. Lotter. at the Hague.”; APM Reel 107.

1See Lotter’s letter of 7 June, above.

2See JA’s letter to C. W. F. Dumas of this date, above. JA accurately summarizes his 10 June letter to the consortium (LbC, APM Reel 107).

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