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John Adams to Elbridge Gerry (second letter)

11 Sep. 1785

Dear Sir Grosvr: Square. 11th. Sepr: 1785.

Let me introduce to you Mr: John Wingrove. As a Merchant, as well as in the Character of a Statesman, you may learn something usefull from him—Mr. S. in the Triumph, Capt: Stout, sails this week from hence for New York. By him I have written largely to the Secretary, President, Yourself &c:—I will only say here that I have no answer yet from the Ministry, & that I don’t believe they intend to surrender the Posts untill next year, nor then but upon some Condition respecting the debts—I adore the Massa: Navigation-Act & hope it will be adopted by all the States—We are about sending Mr: Barclay to Morrocco & Algiers, and Colo: Franks goes with him—

I am, dear Sir, / Yrs: &c: &c

(MHi: Adams Papers).
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