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Thomas Bulfinch to John Adams

18 Feb. 1786

Sr Feby 18th.. 1786—

The forgoing is Copy of what I wrote you P Lyde, since which Govr. Bowdoin has favor’d me with the Doings of Congress, relative to the Above, and am happy to find they have referr’d the Conduct of the whole Affair to You, upon which I cannot but observe, that the Circumstances of my Demand are widely different from those of the other Gentlemen; as mine is an acknowledged Debt from the British Government for Goods taken in Decr. 1775. for the express Use & Benefit of their Army—And the Demand from the other Gentn. for Goods taken from them in March 1776. just before the Execution of the Town, and for no express purpose, but to prevent their falling into the hands of their suppos’d Enemies—I must therefore pray your Attention to these particulars, and urge the Payment of my Debt agreable to the fourth Article of the Treaty of Peace—I am Sr. with every Sentiment of Esteem & respect / Your most obedient & very humble Servant

Thomas Bulfinch—

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