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From Thomas Barclay to John Adams, 13 July 1787

Lorient 13th. July 1787

Gentlemen

I Do my self the honor to Inclose you two Books of 82 pages Containing All my accounts respecting my missions to Morocco, by which you will see that the amount of the Expenses attending the Negotation Including the Presents and all the travelling Charges of M. Franks and my self amount to Livres 95179.10, which sum I shall place to the Debts of the United States.

The Particulars of the Promises made, and of the appropriation of all the Presents, together with an Account of the articles remaining on hand make a part of Misc accounts, and I do not know that any thing is left unexplained when I have told you that my reason for leaving the [Launs] and [Camhuks] in the hands of M. Champion of this place for Sale, was because the Farmers General wou’d not permit me to Carry them out of the Town by land, M. Champion Died suddenly in April last, and at present Nothing is Done nor Can be Done in his affairs, which all are sealed up by the Judges and and are likely to remain so some time. I shall Discus the account of the Goods to be lodged in the hands of M. [Loreilhe] here in order that he may Claim them—

I annex an account of Bills Drawn on M. Adams amounting to £[. . .]6[. . .]5 sterling,—£100 of which in [Favor] of M Grand, he writes to me, was Never sent forward for acceptance, in which Case I have promised to account with him for it, and [. . .] the amount will be £[. . .]5[. . .] Sterling, which supposing the Exchange to be on an average 2[. . .] livres the pound Sterling Clear of Negotiating fees in Paris, the sum will be 109080 liv. So that upon this account I shall Remain indebted to the [. . .] / untill I make a Settlement with them, and untill I know what I am to charge for my Voyage/1390[. . .].—I have Also some suspicions, that I must have Drawn a Bill not Included in this account but I am Not Certain as most of my [papers] are at Saint Germains,—M. Adams will be so good as to procure from the Banker who paid the Draughts, an account of the particulars, and Transmit it to me under cover to M. Jay at New York, assuring himself that a Final Settlement shall be made to the Intire Satisfaction of Congress, and to that of you Gentleman

The Necessity I am under of hastening out to America shoud Not have prevented my waiting on M. Adams in London for his Commands, had not M. Jefferson given me a full Dispensation, on [that head], and therefore I know M. Adams will [. . .] me.

Before I take leave permit me to thank you Both for the Many Marks of Esteem and attentions with which you have honor’d Me, and to Request earnestly a Continuance of that Regard which I sincerely assure you is Very Precious to Gentlemen.

Your Most Obedient / and Obliged servant

Thos. Barclay

This Copy for M. Adams having sent one to Mr. Jefferson in Paris—

MHi: Adams Papers.

Enclosure

1785 Favor From
September 27th No. 1 Mr. Grand 120 " " } Paris
" 28th " 2 Mr. Darcal 100 " "
"  " " 3 Mr. Grand 100 " "
October 22nd " 4 Ditto 200 " "
November  3d " 5 Ditto 100 " "
"  " " 6 Ditto 100 " "
"  " " 7 Ditto 100 " "
" 23 " 6 Ditto 200 " "
Decembr.  1st " 9 Mr. Darcel 200 " "
"  2nd " 10 Ditto 200 " "
"  7th " 11 Mr. Grand 100 " "
"  " " 12 Ditto 200 " "
1786 Jany. 15 " 13 Ditto 200 " "
" " 16 " 14 Ditto 200 " "
" February 24 " A Ditto 100 " " Bayonne
" April 15 " Drauilhet & co. 250 " " Madrid
" May 26 " Lynch & Bellew 300 " " Cadiz
" June 13 " Mrs. Barclay 100 " " Mogadore
" August 11 " Lynch & Bellew 750 " " Daralbeyda
" Decr.  3rd " Driulhet 400 " " Madrid
1787 Febry 10th " Francis Picquerez 150 " " Alicante
" "  " " Wm. Fred & Ast. 50 " " Ditto
" "  " " Mrs. Barclay # 100 " " Ditto
" April  3rd. " Lynch & Bellew 325 " " Barcelona
4645 " " Sterling

# Probably this Bill was for £50 only.

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