John Adams to Franklin and Jefferson
Bath Hotel Westminster June 20. 1785.
Let me request of you, to turn your Attention as soon as possible to the Subject of a Treaty of Commerce between the United States of America and Great Britain, and transmit to me, a Project that you would advise me to propose in the first Instance. For my own Part I like the Plan agreed on with Prussia so well, that I must request you to send me a Copy of it, and with such Changes as you may advise me to adopt I should be for proposing that. With great Respect &c.
FC (MHi: AMT); at foot of text: “Their Excellencies Benjamin Franklin Esq. and Thomas Jefferson Esq.” RC (DNA: PCC, No. 84); in W. S. Smith’s hand; unsigned; endorsed by David Humphreys; body of text in code, with interlineal decoding begun by TJ; accompanied by another leaf bearing TJ’s decoding of the entire letter. Code No. 8 was employed by Adams.