From John Adams
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Amsterdam Decr 28. 1781
I do myself the Honour to introduce to your Excellency Mr William Cheever, a Citizen of Boston who proposes to Spend Sometime in France and will be very much obliged to you for your good Councils.4 Any Civilities you may shew him, will be so many obligations, conferred on, Sir your most obedient and respectfull humble Servant
His Excellency Benjamin Franklin Esqr
Notation: John Adams Decr. 28. 1781
4. Cheever had sent BF his compliments during a 1778 trip to Europe: XXVIII, 466. On April 21, 1782, BF gave him a passport to return to the Netherlands; see the list of persons given passports, under Jan. 5.