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Samuel Mather to John Adams

7 May 1785

Dear Sir Baugency Orleanois 7th. May 1785—

Your Lady having been so obliging as to acquaint Mrs. Hay that Mr. Adams your Son is to set out some day next week for Boston—I take the liberty (for which I am to apologize) of requesting the favour of You to commit to his care the enclosed Pacquet for my Father, to whom I have not had an opportunity of writing for some time and from whom I have received no letters of a later date than last June—Mrs. Mather joins me in respectfull compliments to the Ladies and Wishes of an happy Voyage to the young Gentleman—and will You permit us to congratulate You on your appointment to the Court of Great Britain, where we hope & pray that You may enjoy your Health and that those Talents which have been so happily exercised for the united States at other Courts may be able to produce such an Union betwixt the seperated Nations as may be attended with the best effects for both of them—

If I can be of any service to You or any of your Friends during my residence in this Country which I suppose will be for a twelvemonth to come, I hope You will lay your Commands on me—

I am with great Respect / Dear Sir / Your most obedient / & most humble Servant

Saml. Mather

RC (MHi: Adams Papers); addressed: “His Excellency / John Adams Esqr. / &c. &c. &c.”

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