To John Adams
ALS: Massachusetts Historical Society
Passy, Nov. 8. 1781
The Bearer, Mr Fox, is a young Gentleman of Philadelphia, Son of one of my old Friends, and otherwise well recommended to me by some of the principal People of that Place. I beg leave to present him to your Excellency, and to request for him your Counsels, Civilities and Protection, of which I am persuaded you will find him deserving.4 With great Respect, I have the honour to be Your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble Servant
His Excellency John Adams Esqr
4. George Fox proposed spending the winter in Holland, as WTF explained in his own letter of introduction: WTF to JA, Nov. 7 (Mass. Hist. Soc.). He must have left immediately, as he was in Valenciennes on Nov. 10 and Amsterdam on Nov. 18: Fox to WTF of those dates (APS).