Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Adams, 16 September 1785

From John Adams

Grosvenor Square Septr. 16. 1785

Dear [Sir]

At the desire of the Baron De Poellnitz, I do myself the Honour to introduce him to you. This Nobleman you know married a Daughter of the Earl of Bute once the Wife of Earl Piercy. They have lived some time in New York. He goes to France to meet his Lady who arrived there sometime since.

Coll. Franks will leave Us tomorrow. There are abroad so many infamous Fictions concerning the Captures made by the Algeriens, that I still hope the Report of their Advertizing American Vessells and Cargoes for sale, is without a better foundation. With great Esteem Your Friend and Servant,

John Adams

RC (DLC); endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 2 Oct. 1785.

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