Adams Papers

From John Adams to Charles William Frederic Dumas, 1 October 1787

Grosvenor Square Octr 1st. 1787—


Col. Forrest informed me last night that he delivered you the Letter I wrote by him in which were orders upon the Bankers of Amsterdam to pay you your Salery, till then I was anxious about it, as you make no mention of it in yours of the 25th. of Sept.

I am extremely Sorry to hear of your unfortunate Situation at the date of that Letter, but hope before this time there is some change for the better

Inclosed is a Letter to Messrs Willink and Van Staphorsts directing the necessary Repairs of the Hotel des Etats: But while it is my wish that the House Should be put into tenantable and decent Repair, let me recommend both to you and to them all the OEconomy consistant with that end for the Sake of that Public we have the Honour to serve

I have done myself the Honour to write to the President of their High Mightinesses and to Mr Secretary Fagel upon the Subject and have inclosed the Letters to you for Delivering or at least for Conveyance

be pleased Sir, to present the Compliments of my family to yours and believe me to be with much Esteem / yours &c &c—

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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