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John Adams to the Marquis de Lafayette

2 Dec. 1785

My Dear Marquis Grosvenor square December 2d 1785.

Mr Nathaniel Barret of Boston will have the Honour to deliver you this Letter. His Character and Connections are very good, and his long acquaintance with Commerce qualifies him particularly for the Business entrusted to him, which is the proposition of Mr Tourtille de sangrain, relative to our sperma Cæti Oil. as that is a Child of your own you will natureally have affection enough for it to take it and Mr Barret with it under your Protection, H will be happy to have the Honour of Communicating to you all his views and you will give me leave to recommend him to your friendly attention. the Commerce of the Nothern part of America will go with their Whale Oil. I am my Dear Marquis with Great affection and Esteem yours &c &c—

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