From John Adams
AL (draft): Massachusetts Historical Society
Amsterdam May 10. 1781
I have the Honour to advise your Excellency, that I have this day drawn Bills of Exchange upon you, in Favour of Messrs Fizeau Grand & Co for the amount of Seventy Seven Thousand Crowns of three Livres of which the following is a List
His Exy. B. Franklin Esqr
9. Nathaniel Tracy of Newbury, Mass. (XXIX, 332n), from whom Congress purchased clothing for the American Army, drawing on their ministers in Spain and the Netherlands: JCC, XVIII, 835–6, 845–6, 890, 974, 976.
1. JA sent similar lists on June 14, consisting of 19 bills for a total of 29,500 crowns, and on Sept. 24, consisting of eight bills for a total of 14,000 crowns; both lists are at the Mass. Hist. Soc.