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John Adams to William Stephens Smith

19 Sep. 1785

Dear Sir—  Grosvenor Square. Septr. 19. 1785

I have recd. your Favours from Harwich, Amsterdam and Berlin, and congratulate you on your Reception by the King of Prussia.

I Shall have much occasion for your Assistance but still I would would not advise you, to leave Paris without Spending a Week or Ten Days there and being presented by Mrr Jefferson to the King, provided there is a Court day at Versailles.

I have been much pressed with Business since you left me, but by the Help of Mr Storer and Coll Franks I have got through. the former is now embarked if not Sailed for New York and I have no Assistance whatever

with great Esteem your Friend & / sert


John Adams

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