From John Adams
LS:9 American Philosophical Society; copy: Massachusetts Historical Society
Amsterdam Decr. 7th. 1780.
Inclosed are three Bills of Exchange for the Use of S. C. Johonnot, One for twelve Dollars, another for sixty Dollars, and another for one hundred and twenty Dollars, which I must ask the Favour of your Excellency to take the Charge of for the Use of the young Gentleman, and to pay his Expences.
I have the Honour to be with the greatest Respect, Sir, your most obedient Servant.
His Excellency Dr. Franklin
Notation: Adams. John Dec 7. 1780.1
9. In Thaxter’s hand; the copy is in JA’s.
1. In the left-hand margin someone has added the amounts of the three bills of exchange and multiplied the total by five (the approximate exchange rate between dollars and l.t.).