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His Majesty’s Royal Bell Ringers to John Adams

Jun. 1785

Please your Excelency

His Majestys Royal Bell Ringers of St James. Humbly Presents our duty to Give you Greate Joy on your safe arrival to England Humbly hoping to Receiving your Honorable Bounty Being Customary With Gentlemen on Their Arrivals

We are Your obedient and Humble / Servts In Waiting your Exclencys / Goodness

RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “His Exclency Mr Adams”; docketed: “John Adams in London arrival in London 1784—as / Minister.”; notation: “gave a Guinea / tho Man Said / it was customary to / have two. I told him / I would enquire what / was customary.”

(MHi: Adams Papers).
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