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John Adams to Thomas Barclay

6 Oct. 1785

Sir Grosvenor Square Westminster 6 Ocr. 1785

The U:S: of America in Congress assembled on the 14th day of february last resolved, that the Ministers of the U.S: who are directed to form Treaties with the Emperor of Morocco & the Regencies of Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli be impower’d to apply any Money in Europe belonging to the U:S: to that use—As you are appointed to proceed to Morocco, as Agent for forming such Treaty with the Emperor you are hereby authorized and empowered to draw Bills of Exchange to the Amt: of a Sum not exceeding twenty thousand Dollars at one or two Usances upon John Adams Esqr. Minister Plenipotentiary of the U:S. of America at the Court of Great Britain residing in Grosvenor Square at the Corner between Duke Street & Brook Street, who will regularly accept & pay the Same either at the House of R: & C. Puller in London or of Wilhem & Jan Willink & Nicholas & Jacob Van Staphorsts At Amsterdam—Your Bills however are to be always accompanied with a Letter of advice in your own hand Writing to Mr. Adams, a duplicate of which you will also send by some other conveyance

With Great Respect we have the / Honor to be &c

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