Adams Papers

From John Adams to Thomas Pinckney, 25 August 1787

Grosvenor Square August 25th 1787

Dear Sir

I have received the Letter your excellency did me the Honour to write me on the tenth and twelfth of july—about the time of the date of my Letters <[. . .] Mr Mowbray> to your Excellency, I transmitted Coppies of Letters from Dr Wren and Mr Mowbray to Our Secretary of Foreign Affairs at New York, who it is probable made them Public for the information of all, as a necessary precaution—So that I Presume no Copies have been improperly obtained from my office.

It appears now to have been the Currency of North Carolina that was attempted to be Counterfeited but the very proper behavour of this Government upon the occasion has I hope put a Stop to Such attempts—the People however should be upon their Guard against Counterfeit Bills—

with great Respect I have th Honour / to be your Excellencys obedt. servt

J. A.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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