Adams Papers

Thomas Brand Hollis to John Adams, 3 Aug. 1786

The Hide 3 July 1786

Dear Sir

I have just heard from Mr Bridgen that you are coming this road. his letter was most unluckily missent to Ipswich otherwise should have known of your Journey on Tuesday & have wrote to you sooner.

I hope it will not be inconvenient to call & by resting here make your Journey more agreable to your self & Mrs Adams.

I wish to speak to you about the book mentioned to you, there is a great demand for it abroad. if you could obligingly take a few copies with you for to give away to principal persons or to settle a correspondence with some bookseller for the remainder & the plates also it would be doing service publick.

I could communicate some circumstances when here, too long for a letter, which are material. you will pardon this liberty but as you most obligingly mentioned the affair I wish to avail myself of your offer & leave to your Judgement the manner.—it might go through Mr Bridgen’s hands to whom I have mentioned it.

My best compliments of thanks attend you & Mrs Adams the col & Lady for the pleasure you gave us in your sojourn here which we wish you would renew at your return when convenient.

I am Dear Sir / with the greatest regard & esteem / your most faithful Sert.

T. Brand Hollis

RC (MHi: Adams Papers).

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