Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Adams, 7 December 1780

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.

John Adams

His Excellency Dr. Franklin

Notation: Adams. John Dec 7. 1780.1

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9In Thaxter’s hand; the copy is in JA’s.

1In 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.).

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