From William Stephens Smith
London August 23d. 1786.
I replyed fully to yours of the 9th. Ulto. on the 18th. of the same sinee which I have not had the pleasure of hearing from you. Mr. Dilley informs me the Books are shiped agreable to the inclosed Bill of Lading accompanied with the account ammounting to £25/14.0 sterg. I have also the honor of forwarding a Copy of a Letter received this morning from Mr. Barclay at Morocco of the 26th. of June. Mr. Adams not having returned from the Hague, I have forwarded a Copy to Mr. Jay by the way of Boston, and being convinced that observations on this subject, from me to you, are unnecessary, I shall only subscribe myself your Excellency’s most Obedt. & very Humble Servt.,
W. S. Smith
RC (MHi); endorsed. Noted in SJL as received 30 Aug. 1786. Enclosures: Bill of lading for “One Case of Printed Books,” shipped by Charles Dilly on board the Adventurer, Captain Damon, dated 7 Aug. 1786 (MHi); bill for 50 copies of History of South Carolina, drawn to the credit of David Ramsay, for £25.14.0, dated 7 Aug. 1786 (MHi); Tr of Barclay to Commissioners, 26 June 1786.