Adams Papers

To John Adams from George Downing, 6 January 1787

No. 26 Brydges Street, Covent Garden London 6 Janry 1787


Would the nature of the business I wait on your Excellency about admit of any second Persons knowledge I should stand totally inexcusable in taking this liberty without having the Honor of being introduced but presuming when it is known it will appear to you in the same Point of View, I take the liberty of requesting a Moments Interview, and that you will pardon this liberty.

I have the honor to be / with the greatest respect, / Your Excellencys / most Obedient / and most humble Servant

George Downing

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