Braintree near Boston Aug. 28. 1788
I have drawn upon you, this day, for three hundred Pounds Sterling, in favour of Mr John Osborne, on order which I pray you to accept and pay. I presume, that before this time, Sir Clement Cotterel Dormer, the Master of the Ceremonies, has paid that Sum into your hands for me.—But if he has not, I Should be obliged to you if you will call upon that Gentleman, and let him know that I have drawn upon you, for this Sum, depending upon his having paid it to you.—But, in Case, he has not paid it, and Should not be ready to pay it, within the thirty days, you will let the Bill be presented to Mr Elworthy at N.1. Broadstreet, who will pay it, on my Account, with great Esteem &c
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.