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John Adams to Wilhem & Jan Willink and Nicolaas & Jacob Van


16 Feb. 1786

Gentlemen— Grosvr. square Feby 16. 1786—

On the 30th. of Jany. I desired Messrs. Pullers to examine an account of Mr. Baker, the Broker, and if they found it right to pay it, amounting to 49\£/..1\S/..4\d/—and charge it to you to be by you charged to the United States of America as Expences of Ministers, being the Charges on the Importation of my the remainder of my Baggage

On Feby. 1st. I accepted two Bills. No. 13 & No. 14. for 200\£/ stg. each dated No. 13. Jany. 15—& No. 14 Jany. 16—at Paris, at usance first of the Sett. in favour of Mr. Grand, drawn by Mr. Barclay

On Feby. 16 I accepted 7 Bills of John Lamb for 2000\£/—stg. in the whole, all dated at Madrid the 25th: of January 1786. at 60 Day’s sight from the Date, payable to the order of Messieurs Etienne Drouilhet & Comp. first of the sett. Letter—A.

The Detail of these Bills are.

1 = 300

2 = 250

3 = 240

4 = 260

5 = 320

6 = 350

& —

7 = 280

£ 2000 stg.

I am

J. A—

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