From John Adams
Copy: Massachusetts Historical Society
Amsterdam 19 May 1781
I have the Honour to inform you, that I yesterday drew Bills of Exchange upon your Excellency, in favour of the House of Fizeaux & Grand to the amount of Twenty Seven Thousand Crowns of three Livres Each, to enable them to discharge the Bills of Congress which I have accepted and which are now or will be in a few days payable. The following is the List
I have the Honour to be, Sir, your most obedient and most humble Servant.
His Excellency Benjamin Franklin Esqr.