Boston 10. May. 1803.
The above is a list of debts, stated by the House of Bird, Savage and Bird, as due to them in New-York—If you can find among them enough to attach on a demand of mine for <
fifteen> sixteen thousand dollars, I will thank you to have it done—If you can from your knowledge of the persons, let me know, what proportion of them promises to be good for any thing, I shall be grateful for the favour.
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.