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Mr. Phillips to John Adams

5 Sep. 1785

May it Please your Excellency. London 5 Sepr. 1785

To Excuse my troubling you with Repeating a former Information of my going with all my Family to settle at Charleston South Carolina and Shall Saill the 20th. Inst

I shall take over 16 Capitall workmen with me who are Engaged and part of our Goods on Board in the River—

I am Sory the Narrow Confined Policy of Gt. Brittain has lain such Heavy Penalties on Exportation of Tools & Particular Ironmong[er]y goods—I think I have found a Method to evade it, but it will Create Additionall expence but being Once Embark’d as I now I am I will Risk not Only Property but Life itself if Necessary for the Attainment of my Desires in Your Land of Liberty—

If Sr. You have any Letters or Parcells to Carolina that I can Deliver I shall think it an Honor to Obey Your Command.

I Beg Sr. to Subscribe myself Your truly / Humble Servt.

Phillips

I can get a Compleat Model of a New house if wanting to 20 gs.—[brace]

(MHi: Adams Papers).
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