Adams Papers

John Adams to John Jay, 9 Feb. 1786

Grosvenor Square Feb. 9. 1786


Colonel Humphreys informs me, that he expects to return to America, in the Spring, if he Should not receive orders from Congress to remain longer in Europe. It would be doing Injustice to the Public as well as to this Gentleman if I were to let him return home, without the best Testimony I can give him, of my entire Satisfaction in his Conduct, from his first Arrival, and without the fullest Recommendation of him to Congress. This Gentleman and another whom Congress have employed in Europe, from General Washingtons Family have Accomplishments which do Honour to their Appointments, and to the great Model under whom they were formed to the Service of their Country.

With great Respect and Esteem / I have the Honour to be, Sir / your most obedient and / most humble servant

John Adams.

PCC, No. 84, VI.

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