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Stephen Sayre to John Adams

25 Aug. 1785

Sir New York. 25th augt. 1785—

I do myself the honor of transmitting your Excellency a Letter from the delegates of Massachusetts & Virginia, by which, I believe, those Gentlemen mean to render me particular Service—

If it does not come too late, I trust you will think yourself justified, in writing with Mr. Jefferson, to send me on the business it mentions

My private affairs call me to Cadiz & Madrid—shall sail, in a small Vessell of my own, in two or three days. I inform your Excellency of this, that you may communicate your Resolutions to me at Madrid, where I shall remain some few weeks, if not call’d upon; or make the utmost \haste/ to obey your commands.

If you will therefore take the trouble of writing to Mr Jefferson immediately on this subject he will do me the honor of conveying your Sentiments

I am, with all due respect & consideration, your / Excellency’s most obedient, very humble / Servant

Stephen Sayre

(MHi: Adams Papers).
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