Adams Papers

To John Adams from Department of the Treasury, 1 April 1788

[1 August 1785–1 April 1788]

The United States of America to John Adams Minister Plenipotentiary to their High Mightinesses the States General of the United Netherlands, and to the Court of Great Britain; one of the Ministers Plenipotentiary for treating with the other Powers of Europe, and the Barbary States; from August 1st 1785, to his return to America.

£ Sterling
1785 Augst 1st To the ballance due by settlement £ Sterling in the Books of the Treasury 62872 Livres, 17ƒ 6d= 2620 " "
1786, Augst 1st To an allowance for my Salary from Augst 1st 1785 to August 1st 1786.
To an allowance for a private Secretary for one year, from Augst 1st 1785 to Augst 1st 1786. 300 " "
Postage of letters for one year from Augst 1st 1785 to Augst 1st 1786.
To the customary presents and gratuities to the Guards, and domesticks at Court, at Christmas and the new Year 1786. 42 " "
To the customary gratuities and presents to the guards and domesticks at Court, on my first presentation and Audience of their Majesties at St. James’s 42 " "
To one extraordinary Entertainment for the principle Secretary of State for foreign Affairs, the Marquis of Carmarthen and the foreign Ambassadors. 21 :0:0
To the Rent of a Pew in the Church at ten Guineas. 10 .10."
1787. Augst 1st To my Salary for one year from Augst 1st 1786 to Augst 1st 1787.
To an allowance for a Private Secretary for one year from Augst 1st 1786 to Augst 1st 1787.
To Postage of Letters from Augst 1st 1786 to Augst 1st 1787.
To the usual presents and gratuities to the guards and domesticks at Court, and the Offices of the Ministers at Christmas and the new year 1787. 42 " "
To one extraordinary Diplomatick Entertainment. 21 :0:0
To the rent of a Pew in the Church ten Guineas 10 "10"
1788 To my Salary from the 1st of Augst 1787. to the day when I received my letters of recall which was the 30th of March 1788. Eight Months.
To an allowance for a Private Secretary for eight months from 1st of August 1787. to the 1st of April 1788.
To one extraordinary entertainment for the foreign Ministers. 21 :0:0
To the amount of one quarters Salary allowed by the Resolutions of Congress for the expences of returning home. When the resolution in question was passed, the Salary of a Minister was £2500 Sterling a year. 625 "
To the customary present from his Britanic Majesty on my Audience of leave, which was paid after my departure by Sir Clement Cotterel Dormer to Mess C. & R Puller and by them to Mess. Willinks and Van Staphorsts £ St; 255
To one outfit to serve for the Mission on the peace, that to France Holland & England. 2500 .

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