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John Adams to the Commissioners for the Board of Treasury

8 Jul. 1785

Gentlemen— Westminster July 8th. 1785—

Inclosed I have the honour of forwarding a Letter from Messrs. De la Lande & Fynje Bankers for the United States of America in Amsterdam—I wish its contents were more agreabe—It is also accompanied with a Copy of a Letter addressed to me requesting my influence with you, to spare them for a time as they hope to be enabled by the Amity of their Creditors to do them ample Justice—This is a Subject of too delicate a nature for me to touch, except upon general Principles which lead me to suppose, the Board of Treasury on behalf of the united States will with their other creditors in America treat them with every delicacy which the interest of the united States will admit of and the situation of their affairs entitle them to expect—

I have the honour to be / Gentlemen / Your most Obedt. / Humble Servt.

John Adams

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