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George Henry Eggers to John Adams

18 Jun. 1785

May it Please Your Excellency. Elsingneur, ye [thorn] 18 June 1785.

To accept my humble Congratulation[s] on Your Excellencys safe arrival at London. May you ever be prospirous

On the other day I saw several Ships from the United States of America pass to and from the Baltic and was much surpriz’d, there being no Consul at this place belonging to the United States.—

Your Excellency I hope will excuse my Freedom in offering myself as a Candidate, being unfortunate in the world but thank’s to Good will instructed in much of the Europian Languages, expert in the Laws of this Country educated in the Mercantil State, Active in Bussiness and a Native of Russia who’s Character and Education may (by your Excellencys leave) be inquir’d into at Mr [Hippius N A.] American Square London.

Your Excellency may fully Rely on the uttmost Observancy to the Duty that thro’ yours Excellencys Kindness may hereafter intrusted to me and ever am with the greatest Regard. / Your Excellencys. / Most devoted Servant

George Henry Eggers

RC (MHi: Adams Papers); internal address: “His Exc. John Adams.”; endorsed: “George Henry Eggers / Elsineur 18 June 1785. / to be consult.”
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