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John Adams to Wilhem & Jan Willink and Nicolaas & Jacob van


9 Aug. 1785

Gentlemen Grosvenor Square Westminster August 9. 1785.

The Bearer of this Letter is Colonell William Smith, an Officer of distinguished Merit in the late Army of the United States of America and at present, the Secretary of their Legation to the Court of Great Britain. I beg leave to introduce him to your Acquaintance and to recommend him to your Civilities. He is bound to Berlin, and if he Should have Occasion to draw upon you for Money, I desire you would honour his Draughts and charge them to the United States as part of his Salary, and if you can be of any Service to him, by giving him a Letter of Introduction to the ordinary Civilities to Strangers at Hamborough, Breslaw or Berlin, I should be much obliged to you

With Usual Esteem &c

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