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John Girvin to John Adams

5 Jun. 1785

Honoured Sir  Glasgow 5[...] June 1785

The British Court having nominated a Consul to reside in the United States of America induces me to think Congress will appoint a Resident Consul in Britain  Therefore

I humbly pesume to offer my service in this part of the United Kingdom as Vice Consul under him and for that purpose earnestly the Interest and Countenance of your Excellency hoping my Abilities and Conduct will always merit your approbation and prove useful to the Merchants and Shipmasters of the United States

For particulars respecting me I beg reference to Sir John Dalrymple Baronet one of the Barons of the Exchequer Adam Smith Esqr one of the Commissioners of the Customs or R. E. Philips Secretary to the Board of Customs in Scotland But

If there be any Gentleman in this City whose recommendation you would prefer I will apply to him as you please to direct me

I have the Honour to be / with very great Respect / your Excellency’s most obedient / & very Humble Servt

John Girvin

RC MHi: Adams Papers.
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